Putting the corn kernels in a few sheets of wet paper towels in a plastic bag for a couple of days before planting really makes a difference in speeding up germination. There are lots of ants in our garden. Ants aren’t really a huge problem but they will eat the sugary corn kernels before they get a chance to germinate so soaking them before planting helps prevent this!
Nasturtiums are a must in the garden. They help repel pests (squash bugs, aphids and others) and the flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects.
The yellow strawberries aren’t very big and they actually turn white (with yellow seeds) when they are ripe, but they are very tasty!
I’ve never had much luck with peas, so made sure to plant beans strategically right behind the peas so we get some vines growing up the trellis soon!