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
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:41 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by PVPind Today at 12:13 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Today at 7:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:36 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by Kelejan Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:48 am

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess 12/6/2016, 3:27 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Is your corn "knee high"?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  gwennifer on 7/4/2012, 2:30 pm

In the PNW forum I heard the saying that corn should be "Knee High by the 4th of July". That's today! Is that a regional thing or true for anywhere? Is your corn knee high? I want to see pics!

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  southern gardener on 7/4/2012, 2:43 pm

ours is anywhere from 12" to one that's over my head, I'm 5'6". I don't know why it's growing all weird, but that's what we have!! We also have some that's just sprouted, but we just planted it, so that's normal Smile

southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Lavender Debs on 7/4/2012, 2:43 pm

I know that I am in shock after our PNW June.



Maybe I do not count? (in region)

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  gwennifer on 7/4/2012, 2:52 pm

Of course you count Debs! I just wasn't sure if I should only ask in the PNW forum or if people in other areas use that saying as a reference too. Nice socks BTW - very festive! Laughing

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Lindacol on 7/4/2012, 3:03 pm

I'm not in the PNW but I have aleady harvested one batch - there are several more meals of corn on the cob left. My 2nd planting is more than knee high but no tassels yet. I am going to put in more this week and am also planting beans - Rattlesnake & Dragon's Tongue, both for the first time.

Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  boffer on 7/4/2012, 3:07 pm

@gwennifer wrote:In the PNW forum I heard the saying that corn should be "Knee High by the 4th of July". That's today! Is that a regional thing or true for anywhere? Is your corn knee high? I want to see pics!

I learned the saying growing up in the midwest...corn country.

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  CharlesB on 7/4/2012, 4:07 pm

Hopi Blue Flour Corn


CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  walshevak on 7/4/2012, 4:26 pm

Corn down here in the upper edges of the lower south is "as high as an elephant's eye". Definately head high to me 5'7". Farmers are starting to harvest. First corn is traditionally ready for 4th of July celebrations.

Kay


____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4310
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 73
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/4/2012, 8:15 pm

One bed is thigh high but I am only 5'2".

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  littlejo on 7/4/2012, 10:39 pm

'Eatin by the 4th of July', Only if it gets planted early tho.

Here is 'Ashworth' organic, planted about 45 days ago, to be ready in 70, just now starting to tassel. Will only be about 5 ft tall, 3 ft now. Jo




littlejo

Female Posts : 1528
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Turan on 7/4/2012, 10:55 pm

I was raised with "knee high by the Fourth of July" here in Montana.
We always considered it unlikey though. Right now I have some just about that high,,,,, if you count where the leaves start bending down again. I need a little kid to say that the stalks are knee high Laughing

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast

Turan

Female Posts : 1999
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  wncsohn on 7/4/2012, 11:05 pm

Well, mine's not knee high yet, but it's only a few weeks old. Smile



I'm in zone 7 and might have planted it a little late? Dunno, this is all new to me! LOL I also just planted another two squares to the right of this 2 square patch.

wncsohn

Female Posts : 98
Join date : 2011-09-22
Age : 49
Location : Central AR Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  GWN on 7/4/2012, 11:23 pm

Nice socks BTW - very festive!
It took me awhile indeed to find the socks.... but I DID.....

GWN

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/5/2012, 12:04 am

"Knee High by the 4th of July"

depends on whoes knees we use Razz

hugs

rose

FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  cheyannarach on 7/5/2012, 1:43 am

@littlejo wrote:'Eatin by the 4th of July', Only if it gets planted early tho.

Here is 'Ashworth' organic, planted about 45 days ago, to be ready in 70, just now starting to tassel. Will only be about 5 ft tall, 3 ft now. Jo




Mine got eaten on the 4th of July.... by deer Evil or Very Mad

cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  gwennifer on 7/5/2012, 11:21 am

Well Debs, kudos to you for being the only person to post a picture standing by your corn. I appreciate the contortions you went through to get that shot yourself! (I'll admit, I was fishing for a picture of boffer in shorts and those long socks...) Razz

"As high as an elephants eye" - I like that.

Sorry about the deer damage cheyannarach. Sad

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  boffer on 7/5/2012, 11:31 am

It takes 10 days to 2 weeks of hot weather for me to decide that it's time to put on shorts. Then, when I finally do, it rains the next day!

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/5/2012, 3:46 pm

lol!

FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/5/2012, 9:27 pm

Oh Cheyanne that is just terrible about the deers eating your corn! Mad

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/5/2012, 10:24 pm

@boffer wrote:It takes 10 days to 2 weeks of hot weather for me to decide that it's time to put on shorts. Then, when I finally do, it rains the next day!

It figures Boffer. Keep wearing them as positive thinking, lol!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/8/2012, 2:26 am

our corn has developed in three differnt heights....we had to replant some....





hugs
rose

FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Belle87ad on 7/12/2012, 11:02 am

I'm gonna piggy-back on this thread instead of starting a new one cause I only have one thing to say. Corn grows SO FAST!!!!! I'm doing a little experiment with peaches and cream variety. I know it is very very difficult to get anything properly pollinated unless you have a large section for corn, but I'm just giving it a go and will try hand-pollinating. And really, just having fun watching those suckers grow. SFG is amazing!!!!!!!!! rock on

Belle87ad

Female Posts : 74
Join date : 2012-06-16
Age : 28
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is your corn "knee high"?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:59 pm


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