Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver Today at 9:10

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:58

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:26

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:26

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal Today at 4:48

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by sanderson Today at 0:27

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 20:05

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 18:53

» Newbie Oldbie
by yolos Yesterday at 17:17

» who has chickens
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 16:59

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 12:14

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:40

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:17

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:04

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:18

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:12

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 5:45

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal Yesterday at 4:10

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Yesterday at 3:58

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 18:58

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 15:54

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 12:59

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 12:55

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 9:57

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 5:28

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Wed 16 Aug 2017 - 3:47

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 18:27

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 17:53

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 16:18

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 13:38

Google

Search SFG Forum

First corn of the season

View previous topic View next topic Go down

First corn of the season

Post  georgiahomegarden on Mon 4 Jun 2012 - 18:46

I just started harvesting my peaches and cream corn...thought I would share some photos with everyone. Corn is my favorite, is anyone else harvesting corn?

http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/2012/06/garden-harvests-june-4-2012.html
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  boffer on Mon 4 Jun 2012 - 18:59

drooling Oh man, you can't beat Peaches and Cream! Pick it and eat it for lunch right in the garden; no need to heat it up. I try to grow it every year, but I don't always get enough hot weather for a good harvest. Even with good weather, I won't be harvesting until late August.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  FamilyGardening on Mon 4 Jun 2012 - 19:10

oh boy cyclops ....looks great!!!

we loved our corn last year....hoping this year turns out well....we are having germination problems....corn is all coming up at a differnt rate.....

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Second Batch of Corn

Post  georgiahomegarden on Sat 23 Jun 2012 - 18:41

I just harvested round two of my peaches and cream corn, come on I know there are some more corn dawgs out there, let's see your corn.

http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/2012/06/georgia-home-garden-corn-harvest.html
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  Triciasgarden on Sat 23 Jun 2012 - 21:29

Your corn looks wonderful! My first planting of corn is just waist high but I am anxiously waiting. I just got my first tassel a few days ago. It sure seems like it should be taller. Eat some corn for me!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  cheyannarach on Sat 23 Jun 2012 - 21:34

Your corn looks great, I can't show you mine until august!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  boffer on Sat 23 Jun 2012 - 22:28

@georgiahomegarden wrote:I just harvested round two of my peaches and cream corn

C'mon man, you're killing me here! I love peaches and cream, and that's what I have planted. I have my fingers crossed that it might be knee high by the Fourth of July. We've had another cool spring, and I only got about 50% germination out of 250 fresh seeds. Sad Looks like it's going to be another year where there won't be enough corn for the freezer.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  FamilyGardening on Sat 23 Jun 2012 - 23:26

what great looking corn!!....congrats!!



we are in the same boat with Boffer.....our corn is only 6 inch's high and i really dont think it will be knee high by the 4th of july either Sad we need some heat!!

we had problems with our seeds too.....well...come to find out....when we went looking for the corn seed that didnt come up....it wasnt in the ground any longer What a Face someone has stolen our corn seeds!!.....do rats do that?

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  cheyannarach on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 8:12

Rose it could have been squirrels, chipmunks, or birds too! Sneaky little critters!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  georgiahomegarden on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 8:27

@Triciasgarden wrote:Your corn looks wonderful! My first planting of corn is just waist high but I am anxiously waiting. I just got my first tassel a few days ago. It sure seems like it should be taller. Eat some corn for me!

Thanks.
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  georgiahomegarden on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 8:28

@boffer wrote:
@georgiahomegarden wrote:I just harvested round two of my peaches and cream corn

C'mon man, you're killing me here! I love peaches and cream, and that's what I have planted. I have my fingers crossed that it might be knee high by the Fourth of July. We've had another cool spring, and I only got about 50% germination out of 250 fresh seeds. Sad Looks like it's going to be another year where there won't be enough corn for the freezer.

I am sorry about your germination troubles and cool weather.
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  georgiahomegarden on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 8:29

@FamilyGardening wrote:what great looking corn!!....congrats!!



we are in the same boat with Boffer.....our corn is only 6 inch's high and i really dont think it will be knee high by the 4th of july either Sad we need some heat!!

we had problems with our seeds too.....well...come to find out....when we went looking for the corn seed that didnt come up....it wasnt in the ground any longer What a Face someone has stolen our corn seeds!!.....do rats do that?

hugs

rose

I don't know rose, birds or squirrels maybe?
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Corn? Will it grow or not!

Post  littlejo on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 10:31

I'm going to try the Peaches and Cream next time! It looks so good! Is it a hybrid?

Here is my first batch of corn, Silver Queen. It did make a few 1/2 ears, enough for a meal. The cause for this was wet weather.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t12545-my-silver-queen-corn



I have since planted 4 beds of corn, 1 silver queen, and 3 of heirloom yellow sweet. Now that the heat has arrived, maybe I'll have corn to freeze this yr.

I laid bird netting over the corn beds til it was about 4 in. tall, for the squirrels would eat the seeds before they could germinate. I saw them doing this but don't want to shoot them.

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  georgiahomegarden on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 18:49

@littlejo wrote:I'm going to try the Peaches and Cream next time! It looks so good! Is it a hybrid?

Here is my first batch of corn, Silver Queen. It did make a few 1/2 ears, enough for a meal. The cause for this was wet weather.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t12545-my-silver-queen-corn



I have since planted 4 beds of corn, 1 silver queen, and 3 of heirloom yellow sweet. Now that the heat has arrived, maybe I'll have corn to freeze this yr.

I laid bird netting over the corn beds til it was about 4 in. tall, for the squirrels would eat the seeds before they could germinate. I saw them doing this but don't want to shoot them.

Jo

Yes, I am pretty sure that Peaches and Cream is a hybrid variety. I am growing Silver Queen now as well and it just germinated. Hopefully you will have better luck with your next batch. I have found personally that my corn does much better planted by itself in its own bed. When I try to grow corn around other things in the same bed, it doesn't do well.
avatar
georgiahomegarden

Male Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-01-19
Location : Georgia

View user profile http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  littlejo on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 19:55

I agree, corn does better by itself, unless you plant less per square. I planted peanuts in the outside sq on one side with the rest in corn, we'll see how it does. I had planted onions last fall and planted the 1st corn in the bed, while waiting for the onions to finish. I don't think corn likes onions.

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  Triciasgarden on Sun 24 Jun 2012 - 22:28

Boffer and Rose good luck with your corn and I hope the weather cooperates with you. My corn seeds are several years old and I didn't know how good the germination rate would be so I planted three per square, spread out about an inch apart. I soaked them in slightly warm water for about an hour before I planted them. I got anxious and planted one bed when it was still cool and it took quite a long time for the seeds to germinate and the germination rate was not as good as the second bed that was planted when the weather was warmer. When the plants were 2-4 inches high I chose the best of those and carefully pulled out the smaller ones so I wouldn't disturb the roots of the others. I have had years where my corn is so scrawny and corn barely forms and is not edible. I am hoping for success this year.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First corn of the season

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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