Posted Thu 16 September 2021 in garden

I don't often grow vegetables, just occasionally to see what happens or if I am given seeds as a present as this year. The successful outcomes were for carrots and sweetcorn.

A few of the carrots, they have a purple skin. It is noticeable in the water when cooking. They were very nice.

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I grew a sweetcorn in a container. It was very interesting as I didn't know how they flowered. Below is a female flower that forms between a leaf and the stalk. The threads are called silks and are the stigmas of the flower and grow to several inches.

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At the top of the plant are the male flower, called tassels. These appear first.

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Posted by Steve

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