Tonight was our second night of eating corn from our own garden (click for close-up):
And yes, it was yummy again!
Today was also when we got our first big gardening disappointment. See this pretty, pretty ear of corn?
Looks pretty sweet, doesn't it? You could really enjoy getting stuff stuck between your teeth if you were feasting on corn such as this fine specimen.
...look at the other side of it.
Ants did this. ANTS. They ate the shuck, then got all into the kernels and ate those, too.
There's nothing in the book about how to keep ants away from your corn (we are suburbanites, not farmers). We have the anti-bunny fencing, which seems to have worked so far. (Either that, or The Boy is eating all the bunnies on their approach... and if that's the case, we just don't want to know.) We wouldn't really mind if a crow got our corn... after all, we are scarecrowless.
But tonight we were forced to take anti-ant measures. Our first tactic is to attract the ants to something else besides the corn (and that something else happens to include borax). Hopefully, this move will save the rest of our meager harvest.
And, coming next: cucumbers and squash!