Liquid Fertillizer Made from Fresh Grass Clippings

Made some fertilizer from fresh grass clippings. A week ago I made some from dried grass clippings with hopes of saving my beans.

I searched the internet trying to find if there was a significant difference between dried grass and fresh-cut grass. Although dried grass does lose some of its nutrients, mainly vitamins A and E, there isn’t a significant loss.

Making the fertilizer is easy. You don’t have to blend the grass clippings up like I do, however, this does cut down the time for the water to absorb the nutrients from the grass. 

 

 

Planted Some Corn Recently

Planted some corn recently. When the plants get bigger, I’m going to transfer them to a large plastic bin.

Silver Queen is the popular late-season variety with tenderness and flavor worth waiting for. Large ears, 8 to 9″ long, have 14-16 rows of white kernels, and plants grow to 8 ft. Proven tops for productivity, flavor, and wide adaptability, it’s ready to harvest in 92 days. Garden-fresh sweet corn is summer’s greatest pleasure. Plant corn in blocks at least four rows wide for cross-pollination and well-filled ears. A packet contains 200 seeds, enough for four 15 ft. rows. Seeds are not treated. – Burpee.com

Sweet Corn, Silver Queen Hybrid

How to Grow Corn in Your Own Backyard

I’m Growing An Apple Tree

Started germinating apple seeds from a store-bought apple. The plan is to grow at least one apple tree. I’m pretty excited to see them start to germinate. I learned that it’s best to germinate then in the refrigerator. Keeping them in the refrigerator simulates cold stratifying. Certain seeds naturally go through a winter phase where they are in the ground during the winter months and slowly germinate then when the weather gets warmer the germination process seeds up. It was quite an interesting thing to learn.