Part the daily regimen during our 2021 year of Operation Green Thumb is checking on the status of the garden when arriving home each day.
Luckily pests have not been a huge issue. We’ve not lost any crops due to a pest all season…until Thursday 9/23/21…
Oh sure, we’ve had a few leaves nibbled on by insects, but until yesterday an entire fruit or veggie had not been consumed by anything other than a human.
One Supersweet ear of corn was stripped from its stalk, carried or dragged about 4 feet east, husked on one side and then eaten. It was a sinking feeling, but at least we know that the sweet corn is ready to be harvested and eaten.
We are guessing that the thief was either a squirrel or a racoon. Most likely a squirrel.
Tonight or Saturday morning we will harvest the ears and use the stocks as part of our Autumn decorations on the front patio. Lemonade from lemons!