Worms and Flowers

Eye-High By The 4th of July

Posted in Garden by Lzyjo on December 24, 2008

The traditional saying goes, knee-high by the 4th of July, but as Wikipedia states, modern hybrids generally exceed this growth rate. Maybe the knee-high saying in more accurate in Northern states, but here in Tennessee this particular variety of hybrid corn grows to at least eye high by 4th of July.

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My precious baby watermelon has been growing fast. It grew a couple inches overnight night after it rained. There are at least three baby watermelons on the vine now and probably more. .22 rifle shell for comparison.

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The ridgegourd is taking over the trellis! It has been putting out so many vines I don’t have more space. It is already bigger than I expected. It also looks like there are flower clusters in the leaf axials. I should take a photo just for the record.

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The potatoes also have been growing like crazy. Pretty soon they will be ready to be hilled up for the first time.

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Happy 4th of July!

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