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
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Yardslave Today at 2:10 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave Today at 2:05 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Today at 2:02 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 12:17 pm

» Path Width
by trolleydriver Today at 11:23 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:41 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 8:16 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 7:26 am

» Hi Everyone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:19 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Corn Cups

Go down

Corn Cups

Post  BeckieSueDalton on 6/25/2015, 10:19 am

This is popcorn.  I'd no idea it would germinate and shoot up this quickly, as this is just six days after tucking the seed kernels into the dixie cups.

How long can it safely stay in the cups before it needs to go into the ground?  My hope is that I can finish getting our sunny spot cleared this weekend when my peeps are off work to help out.  So perhaps my question is, will the corn be okay in the cups until Sunday afternoon/evening?

avatar
BeckieSueDalton

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : Atlanta GA (NE OTP), AHS heat zone 6, USDA hardiness zone 7a/7b, frost dates Apr15/Nov15

View user profile http://lollipops-and-pipe-dreams.blogspot.com/search/label/garde

Back to top Go down

Re: Corn Cups

Post  boffer on 6/25/2015, 10:54 am

I've seen corn taller than that in little  cell packs at the nursery.  Transplanting on Sunday shouldn't be a problem.

Just for your own info, there doesn't seem to be a consensus about how well corn handles being transplanted.  Some say there's no problem as long as the roots aren't disturbed too much; others have had no luck, try as they might.

I think your starting pots are big enough to avoid much root disturbance.
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: Corn Cups

Post  Razed Bed on 6/25/2015, 11:05 am

I think you will be okay with Sunday, and I hope the weather cooperates for you.  I have transplanted silver queen corn at the size of your popcorn, but I must say, I had better success planting the seed directly and covering with clear poly to keep the ground warmer.

I hope you have a nice harvest and get to munch on buttery popcorn around the World Series.

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Corn Cups

Post  boffer on 6/25/2015, 11:15 am

Another thought...if you're not doing so already, hardening off your seedlings between now and then will help ensure transplanting success.
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: Corn Cups

Post  BeckieSueDalton on 6/25/2015, 1:29 pm

Thanks to both of you on this.  Smile

I'll look up info this afternoon on hardening them off so they're ready when my guys get the plot finished.
avatar
BeckieSueDalton

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : Atlanta GA (NE OTP), AHS heat zone 6, USDA hardiness zone 7a/7b, frost dates Apr15/Nov15

View user profile http://lollipops-and-pipe-dreams.blogspot.com/search/label/garde

Back to top Go down

Re: Corn Cups

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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