Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Today at 1:11 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:58 pm

» Roots...information....
by sanderson Today at 11:23 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:37 am

» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 2:34 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Today at 2:28 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by sanderson Today at 2:08 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:34 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:05 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/16/2017, 6:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Growing corn question

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Growing corn question

Post  CarolynPhillips on 4/7/2011, 9:17 am

@boffer wrote:Hi Jennifer,

Your confusion is understandable. The three types of corn you describe by height, are also known as short, mid, and long season corn varieties. I first heard of folks planting 4 to a square last summer in the old forum, and I was appalled! There's just no way, I thought! I have a favorite long season variety that I have grown for years, one per sf; I wasn't aware of the smaller varieties.

Here's the root structure of a tall, long season corn. You can see why I couldn't fathom the idea of more than one per square!






went fishing and found Boffers pictures.


IT is corn growing time again== thought I would bump the subject

CarolynPhillips

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-09-06
Age : 47
Location : Alabama Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Corny questions

Post  nancy on 5/16/2011, 9:55 am

I didn't think I was ready, but my garden neighbor is giving me some corn starts. I just can't say no to new babies that need a home. (He also gave me 5 big boy tomato plants yesterday!) I have a 5x5 empty bed that I began filling right away. It needs a lot more compost, but I think I can take care of that this week. There is so much good information on this board already, but what I want to know is has anyone tried Argent corn yet? How did it do for you? How tall did it get? The box is bigger than I would normally want, but the wood was free. This is a hybrd variety, so I believe I can get 4 per square. I don't know how many he is giving me, so I may get more. If I am not interested in saving seed, can I get other varieties? And I now have a place to put my pole beans! Do those go 1 per square or 1 per stalk? How many beans do I really need? Thanks all!

nancy

Female Posts : 595
Join date : 2010-03-16
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio (6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing corn question

Post  Homew6kids on 5/26/2011, 1:16 am

I've got 4 corn plants per square (sweet early variety) and they are going gangbusters. I planted peas around the perimeter, and they seem more than happy, and a few gourds/pumpkins to round out the three sisters. I have tassels on the corn and am concerned that they won't actually pollinate. Has anyone actually ever had good luck planting 4 per square?? Anything I can do to make sure it happens?

Homew6kids

Posts : 5
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Helotes, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing corn question

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum