18 Jul – corn & maize, ladybirds & aphids

The maize plant in the 3 Sisters bed has started flowering! :)

The maize plant has started flowering!
The maize plant has started flowering! (Photo credit: Dennis & Lydia)

Do you know what’s the difference between maize and corn? Well, I didn’t.

Neighbour Dennis explained that the maize is the plant, and corn is the yummilicious yellow fruit that we are familiar with.

Dennis & his sis also reported seeing quite a number of ladybirds in the garden. We have at least 3 types! Red dots on black. Orange dots on black. All black.

Lady birds are very welcome in the garden, as they are very active predators on aphids and ants. In fact, Dennis was even considering allowing one of the plants to become infested with aphids, just so that we have a larger population of lady birds!

Check out this Youtube video of lady birds in action :)

Lady bird :)
Lady bird :)

 

 

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