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Post  Amethyst42 on 5/26/2013, 3:09 pm

I'm putting this here so I have a record, in case I lose the sheets of paper I have them all scribbled on Very Happy
Roz's Garden:
Corn
"Cdn Early Sprswt Hyd F1"
5/16
Watermelon
"Sugar Baby"
5/19
Corn
"Cdn Early Sprswt Hyd F1"
5/16
Carrots
"Scarlet Nantes"
5/08
(this space left
intentionally blank
for watermelon)
Peas
"Green Arrow"
5/08
Lettuce
"Mixed Organic"
5/24
Lettuce
"Mixed Organic"
5/24
Tomato
"Heirloom"
5/25

Deep Garden
Potato
"?"
5/22
Potato
"?"
5/22
Nothing yet!
Pepper
"Red bell"
5/25
Pepper
"Red bell"
5/25
Onions
Kelsea Swt. Giant
5/19
Carrots
"Nantes"
5/15
Carrots
"Nantes"
5/15
Nothing yet!
Large Box #1
Pepper
"Green Bell"
5/25
Pepper
"Green Bell"
5/25
Beans
"Kentucky Wonder"
5/19
Beans
"Kentucky Wonder"
5/19
Peas
"Russian Sugar"
5/08
Peas
"Russian Sugar"
5/08
Cauliflower
Cheddar
5/19
Broccoli
5/18
Kale
"Lacitano"
5/18
(if I ever find collard
green seeds,
they'll go here
Beets
Detroit Supreme
5/16
Beets
"Detroit Supreme"
5/16
Radish
"French Breakfast"
5/14
Spinach
Bloomingsdale
5/14
Spinach
Bloomingsdale
5/14
Green Onion
"Annual Bunching"
5/14
Large Box #2
Broccoli
5/19
Broccoli
5/19
Corn
Cdn. Early Sprswt F1
5/18
Tomato
Juliet cherry
5/25
Cucumber
Imprvd Long Green
5/16
Cucumber
Imprvd Long Green
5/16
Cucumber
Imprvd Long Green
5/16
Cucumber
Imprvd Long Green
5/16
Chives
transplanted from
old garden
Pepper
"Red Bell"
5/19
Peas
"Russian Sugar"
5/09
Peas
"Russian Sugar"
5/09
Lettuce
"Mixed Organic"
5/24
Lettuce
"Mixed Organic"
5/24
Carrot
"Litte Finger"
5/08
Carrot
"Little Finger"
5/08

Peas, Nantes carrots, beets, and radishes are all sprouting! Tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli are all purchased started.
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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 3:24 pm

My what a lot of veg your growing. You must have a very big garden Very Happy

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/26/2013, 3:40 pm

How do you keep the watermelon in the middle of the first box from growing all over everything? A tomato cage or something?

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Post  edfhinton on 5/26/2013, 3:56 pm

Are you planning to manually pollinate the corn (shaking the stalks?) I had read that you would normally want at least 4 stalks in each direction for wind polination to have much chance. I have 48 stalks all in 12 of the squares of one 4X4 and still am thinking of manually assisting mine when the time comes.

Exciting stuff.

-Ed
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Post  Lindacol on 5/26/2013, 6:26 pm

I'm wondering about some of your placements. Peas, beans, cucumbers and tomatoes and probably the watermelon need trellises. You might be better off to group these along the north side of your boxes on trellises.
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Re: My garden as it stands now...

Post  Amethyst42 on 5/26/2013, 7:48 pm

I will definitely be trellising all the above mentioned items (watermelon, beans, peas, cukes). Cukes already have one.
In my experience, peas and beans are usually pooped out by the end of July. So those will come down, and allow the things behind to keep growing.
That being said, I've yet to have peppers or eggplant grow successfully, so I'm crossing my fingers there! They've got to the flowering stage, but never developed into much more than a fingertip sized fruit.

As for corn, it's my first time growing. We have a healthy bee population in my area of town, but I might get out there with a Q-Tip or two and give them every chance!
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/27/2013, 8:11 am

Amethyst - Corn is more wind than bee action, so go out and gently shake the tassels when the silks appear. You can even gently wipe the tassels and then wipe the silks. I am hoping for a successful corn crop this year - first time I have properly grown it in my SFG. Where are you located for zone 3B? I am in SD in 4, just slightly warmer than you for winters.

GG
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Post  Pepper on 5/27/2013, 8:25 am

Here is a link to how to pollinate by hand.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5840381_pollinate-sweet-corn-hand.html

This is just one method. I have rubbed the tassel between my hands and then rubbed the silks between my hands trying not to spill and pollen between silks. This way the tassels are not harmed.
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Post  Amethyst42 on 5/27/2013, 12:24 pm

Goosegirl wrote:Amethyst - Corn is more wind than bee action, so go out and gently shake the tassels when the silks appear. You can even gently wipe the tassels and then wipe the silks. I am hoping for a successful corn crop this year - first time I have properly grown it in my SFG. Where are you located for zone 3B? I am in SD in 4, just slightly warmer than you for winters.

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Thanks Goosegirl! I'm just a bit north of you, in Manitoba. Been to your lovely state many times!
Here is a link to how to pollinate by hand.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5840381_pollinate-sweet-corn-hand.html

This is just one method. I have rubbed the tassel between my hands and then rubbed the silks between my hands trying not to spill and pollen between silks. This way the tassels are not harmed.
Thanks Pepper! I'm glad I posted here. I really didn't know that corn needed the help. We have plenty of wind in southern Manitoba, but I'm going to do your method too, for helps.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/27/2013, 5:47 pm

Amethyst42 wrote:
Goosegirl wrote:Amethyst - Corn is more wind than bee action, so go out and gently shake the tassels when the silks appear. You can even gently wipe the tassels and then wipe the silks. I am hoping for a successful corn crop this year - first time I have properly grown it in my SFG. Where are you located for zone 3B? I am in SD in 4, just slightly warmer than you for winters.

GG

Thanks Goosegirl! I'm just a bit north of you, in Manitoba. Been to your lovely state many times!
Here is a link to how to pollinate by hand.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5840381_pollinate-sweet-corn-hand.html

This is just one method. I have rubbed the tassel between my hands and then rubbed the silks between my hands trying not to spill and pollen between silks. This way the tassels are not harmed.
Thanks Pepper! I'm glad I posted here. I really didn't know that corn needed the help. We have plenty of wind in southern Manitoba, but I'm going to do your method too, for helps.

Wind is great when you have a few hundred acres, but when you only have 24 sq ft like me, a good 30 mph wind could blow all the pollen right out of the garden! I plan on giving my little block as much help as possible.
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Post  Pepper on 5/27/2013, 11:18 pm

+1 GG Laughing Laughing Laughing

In small stands like a SFG hand pollination is the surest bet for getting corn. Like the lady said:"Wind is great when you have a few hundred acres, but when you only have 24 sq ft like me, a good 30 mph wind could blow all the pollen right out of the garden!"

note the "+1" means "I agree completely" happy2
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