Friday, June 8, 2012

three sisters garden, day 4

Planting day! This was the day we planted our corn. First, we collected our kernels and doled them out to each other. What I didn't realized is that we should have soaked them before planting them. Oops. Hopefully it's been wet enough over the past week (and trust me, it's been plenty wet!) that my little oversight won't negatively effect our corn sprouting.

Above, Zoo Boy uses a planting stick to make one inch deep holes in the flat top of each mound for the seeds, one for each direction (North, South, East and West). Below, J drops one seed in each hole, and uses his hands to gently cover it over with soil. Then we watered the mounds well. (The beans and squash don't get planted until the corn is a finger's length tall. We'll need to weed the mounds when the corn is the height of a hand.)

Our garden after planting:

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