Mrs. Darling is hosting a Tour of Gardens today, and I thought I would join in, even though my garden is so little compared to everyone else's.
I have squash on the left, zucchini next to it, Roma beans in the middle, and corn on the right. We had a storm a week ago, and one of the squash plants died as a result. It was weird. Anyway, it still had a couple of blooms on it, so we waited to make sure that it really and truly was dead before we pulled it up. Five minutes after I took this picture, John pulled that old, dead thing up and tossed it over the fence. I'm glad it's gone because it was shading one of the zucchini plants. I really planted my things too closely together, but I will know better for next year.
By the way, how do you know when corn is ripe and ready to be picked? I need to know! I have read that you should only expect one or two ears per plant, but each of my six plants have three or four ears. Wow! I cannot wait to eat some sweet corn, but I just need to know when it's ready.