Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – My best Sweetcorn ever!!

I’ve changed clothes so many times today, not because I like to, but because it’s been so hot and sticky. I spent 2 hours on my allotment this morning, and to be honest that was all I could really take. Today they said that the temperature would get up to 29 in the SE, but according to my phone app it got to 31!!! Yes that’s right. Oh my goodness it was hot. There is a breeze, but that’s warm as well, so not cooling in the slightest. I had a good couple of hours up the allotment and I harvested all sorts of things, but what I’m most proud of is my Sweet Corn. I’ve only harvest one variety so far and that is “Swift F1”, but they’ve done amazingly well. Once home from the allotment I changed clothes before I had lunch, then changed again to walk to town, but had to change again when I got home because everything was sweaty. As I type this I’m sitting on a towel that is on the office swivel chair, because I was sticking to the chair. What a lovely thought…. Now back to the allotment….


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8 Responses to Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – My best Sweetcorn ever!!

  1. Benjamin says:

    There’s not many things better than fresh corn from the garden in summertime! Cheers, Ben

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, yes this time of the year is swety time in the garden here too. I’ve been cleaning up the backyard where I live. The kitchen garden there is past its prime and I’ve begun the Fall cleanup. One load of tree and bush brush was taken to the bush dump where they grind it up into mulch. I’ll most likely have another load before the week is over. I had to quite today as well. I just couldn’t slog around in the humidity any longer than a couple of hours. Maybe tomorrow or Thursday will fill up the truck box enough to take to the brush dumping site.

    Have a great clothes changing day.

    • Once I’ve cleared a bed on the allotment then that’s it for this season. I’ve cleared 3 but still loads more to do. Today is still so hot, but next week is going to cool down, so I’ll get back to the allotment and do some serious work.

  3. Alana says:

    It has been so hot here in Southern Ontario, some days with humidex it feels like 40ºC. We have days and days of temperatures in the 30’s, terrible for being in the garden so I know what you mean by changing clothes several times a day!

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