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
» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by MrBooker Today at 7:04 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:29 pm

» New England August 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:30 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by ColleenW Today at 1:41 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver Today at 1:04 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 1:00 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson Today at 12:53 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:44 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:56 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 1:34 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:04 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 11:18 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 11:12 am

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 8:45 am

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal 8/17/2017, 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid 8/17/2017, 6:58 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 6:54 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 8/16/2017, 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 3:55 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie 8/16/2017, 8:28 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Picked some corn!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Picked some corn!

Post  littlejo on 6/17/2013, 12:25 pm

I picked the first of several beds of corn this am.   About 60 ears, most were 1/2 ears. Not much for a 3 x 8 bed, planted 4 per square. I picked 5 ears and cooked on the weekend and it was not very tasty, very little flavor. It is Bi-licious Hybrid by Burpee. I will let them know too.
I guess it is ok, but reminds me of some I got in the freezer section of store.
It only had 1 ear per stalk, and most was not pollinated. I tried to do the pollinating some, and the pollen was not fine, it was in about a 1/4 in. long, big pieces. We've had wind but very few bees this yr.  
It looks like it's a hybrid with Country Gentleman(shoe peg corn) and something else.  It shows in the rows not being straight or non-exsistant.


I have a bed of Country Gentleman that is starting to tassel, hope it is tasty.
I also have some Silver Queen that will tassel in a few weeks. I've had Silver Queen that has pollenated and made full ears and the wind had laid it all down.

Question: Will chickens eat corn stalks? I know horses will, but I don't have a horse. I don't think chopping corn stalks is on my list of things to do this yr.
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: Picked some corn!

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2013, 12:37 pm

How about just breaking in enough to throw into the compost pile?? It's a wonderful way to keep it aerated and breaks down very nicely.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4839
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Picked some corn!

Post  GWN on 6/17/2013, 1:36 pm

They Sure look nice
It never ceases to amaze me the very wide variation in crops that are ready on this forum, my corn is only a few inches high.
Hope the next set is better tasting

janet
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Picked some corn!

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