- Been thinking a lot about what corn varieties to grow. Right now it looks like Mandan Bride will be a good foundation for both short season & flour corn. And Reid’s Yellow will serve for a long season & dent corn, possibly with some other similar varieties mixed in to increase the initial gene pool. But that still leaves open a mid season and/or flint corn. Thinking about Seneca Stalker, but need to do more research.
- Pretty much accepted that this will be the last year for Speckled Chief. Not enough seed germinated and I am concerned that not enough plants are going to mature at the same time for pollination. However, since the seed matures at about the same time that Mandan Bride does, I will combine any seed that does mature with that experiment.
- Watered the vegetable patch with about 60 gallons of water. Not enough to make up for the moisture deficit, but I need to build seed stock more then develop characteristics.
- Harvested more Yellow and Green peas. This might be the last official day of harvest.