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Post  has55 on 6/19/2017, 3:40 pm

any fresh pick and shelled corn pictures?
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Post  yolos on 6/19/2017, 4:52 pm

Here are some corn pictures:  All Silver Queen.





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Post  has55 on 6/19/2017, 6:23 pm

awesome!!!!!
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/19/2017, 8:43 pm

Your corn bed is gorgeous!
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Post  has55 on 6/19/2017, 10:26 pm

yolos, what is the netting for?
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Post  yolos on 6/20/2017, 6:11 am

@has55 wrote:yolos, what is the netting for?
I have a couple of things in the corn beds that might be considered netting to you.  

First, around the outside of the bed is a plastic fence (2' tall by 25' long) to keep some animal out of the bed that keeps digging in the dirt but doesn't eat any vegetation.  I think it is looking for worms or grubs.  I have this fencing around every bed in my garden.

Second, to keep the stalks from blowing over, I have a Florida Weave around the stalks going in one direction and then some bamboo stakes along side the stalks that go between the fencing.



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Post  countrynaturals on 6/20/2017, 11:33 am

I love your corn fencing. Very elegant. Next year, I want Hubby to do something pretty around the artichokes and asparagus beds. Now I think I'll add corn fencing to the list. I'm going to show him your pic to get him inspired. Rolling Eyes
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Post  kamigh on 6/20/2017, 12:47 pm

Amazing!!!!! Very Happy
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Post  yolos on 6/20/2017, 2:10 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:I love your corn fencing. Very elegant. Next year, I want Hubby to do something pretty around the artichokes and asparagus beds. Now I think I'll add corn fencing to the list. I'm going to show him your pic to get him inspired. Rolling Eyes
The fencing around the corn bed is really not fancy but is perfect for me.  It allows me to reach over the fence to work in the bed. If I have to do a lot of work, then I just untie the fence and remove the part where I am working.  Here is link to the style I used.  I am not sure this is the exact manufacturer that I used but it sure looks like it.  It fits perfect around my 4 x 8 and a little left over if used on my 3 x 8.  It does require posts to hold it up.  I use 1/2 EMT cut to 40 inches.  That gives me 3 posts per EMT.  I can then pound the 40 inch post about a foot in the ground and leaves me plenty of the post sticking out of the ground to tie the fence to the posts.

Also, looking at the reviews shows that rabbits can bite thru the fence.  Same with aggressive dogs.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-ft-Plastic-Green-Garden-Fence-BX5170026V/204489507
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/21/2017, 11:34 am

@yolos wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:I love your corn fencing. Very elegant. Next year, I want Hubby to do something pretty around the artichokes and asparagus beds. Now I think I'll add corn fencing to the list. I'm going to show him your pic to get him inspired. Rolling Eyes
The fencing around the corn bed is really not fancy but is perfect for me.  It allows me to reach over the fence to work in the bed. If I have to do a lot of work, then I just untie the fence and remove the part where I am working.  Here is link to the style I used.  I am not sure this is the exact manufacturer that I used but it sure looks like it.  It fits perfect around my 4 x 8 and a little left over if used on my 3 x 8.  It does require posts to hold it up.  I use 1/2 EMT cut to 40 inches.  That gives me 3 posts per EMT.  I can then pound the 40 inch post about a foot in the ground and leaves me plenty of the post sticking out of the ground to tie the fence to the posts.

Also, looking at the reviews shows that rabbits can bite thru the fence.  Same with aggressive dogs.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-ft-Plastic-Green-Garden-Fence-BX5170026V/204489507
Thanks Yolos. My asparagus and artichoke beds are in the same area. I think this fencing would be perfect for all of them. I will share with Hubby.

Corn question: I just discovered side shoots on several of my corn plants. Is it okay to leave them or do they have to go? geek
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Post  yolos on 6/21/2017, 12:41 pm

Just a warning here, I have only  been growing corn for a few years and am not very experienced.  I read a lot on the internet and am not sure whether to believe some things or not.  But, some people say remove them, some people say don't remove them.  The last thing I read says it does not matter whether you remove them or not.  My feelings are to not remove them because I do not want to leave any opening/cut/scar so disease or insects won't have easy access to the plants interior.
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Post  Turan on 6/21/2017, 12:46 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Corn question: I just discovered side shoots on several of my corn plants. Is it okay to leave them or do they have to go? geek

Leave them on. With a long enough season they may grow ears themselves. They do not damage the main stalk or out compete it. I checked because I couldn't remember for sure why I know I should leave them alone even though my dad always pulled them off.

https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/articles.03/Tillers-0623.html

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/21/2017, 12:59 pm

@Turan wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:Corn question: I just discovered side shoots on several of my corn plants. Is it okay to leave them or do they have to go? geek

Leave them on.  With a long enough season they may grow ears themselves.  They do not damage the main stalk or out compete it.  I checked because I couldn't remember for sure why I know I should leave them alone even though my dad always pulled them off.

https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/articles.03/Tillers-0623.html
Thanks, Turan. The article says my corn is happy (my translation) so that's a very good thing.
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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2017, 1:27 pm

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/22/2017, 3:22 pm

@sanderson wrote:Watching hiddenID
3 stalks showing tassels this morning. I am surprised at how small these plants are -- not even 4' tall yet. 

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Post  yolos on 6/22/2017, 4:40 pm

Todays corn harvest - This is from my 4th planting.  I still have two more plantings still growing that will be ready to harvest in 1 week and 2 weeks from now.
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/22/2017, 4:44 pm

@yolos wrote:Todays corn harvest - This is from my 4th planting.  I still have two more plantings still growing that will be ready to harvest in 1 week and 2 weeks from now.
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Post  Fiz on 6/22/2017, 8:24 pm

Looking good everyone! I hope to contribute pics to this thread soon! I started some peaches and cream corn indoors in containers end of February and moved them out mid-May, and then planted more straight outside at the same time. The ones started indoors are about 4 and a half feet tall now. I think being inside to start slowed them down. tongue
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/22/2017, 8:57 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Watching hiddenID
3 stalks showing tassels this morning. I am surprised at how small these plants are -- not even 4' tall yet. 

Yeah, I have grown corn, not in SFG, but seems premature to tassel already..has it been super hot/dry?
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Post  yolos on 6/22/2017, 9:17 pm

@Fiz wrote:Looking good everyone! I hope to contribute pics to this thread soon! I started some peaches and cream corn indoors in containers end of February and moved them out mid-May, and then planted more straight outside at the same time. The ones started indoors are about 4 and a half feet tall now. I think being inside to start slowed them down. tongue
I started mine from seed indoors and then transplanted out 7-10 days later.  Then used season extension methods to keep them from freezing.  Here is what I observed so far. Planting/growing in cold weather definitely increased the DTM.  Silver Queen Corn normal DTM is 85 Days.

Planted - 02/28  - 100 DTM
Planted - 03/09  -  95 DTM
Planted - 03/19  -  89 DTM
Planted - 03/29  -  85 DTM
Planted - 04/08  -  waiting
Planted - 04/17  -  waiting
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Post  Roseinarosecity on 6/22/2017, 9:31 pm

Great harvest, Yolos!  Your corn set up is fantastic.

My corn is just like Countrynaturals --short, less than 3.5 feet, and starting to tassel.

The last four days were all above 95 degrees.  My soil thermometer set at 3 inches down read 100 degrees on the hottest day!  This is not a good year for corn for me.

I planted in May because I was waiting for my hairy vetch to bloom.  Only 35% sprouted after 17 days of the first planting,  I planted again and only another 1/3 of the second planting sprouted.  So I have two plantings of different sizes.  Who knows what I am going to get.

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Post  has55 on 6/22/2017, 10:02 pm

@yolos wrote:
@Fiz wrote:Looking good everyone! I hope to contribute pics to this thread soon! I started some peaches and cream corn indoors in containers end of February and moved them out mid-May, and then planted more straight outside at the same time. The ones started indoors are about 4 and a half feet tall now. I think being inside to start slowed them down. tongue
I started mine from seed indoors and then transplanted out 7-10 days later.  Then used season extension methods to keep them from freezing.  Here is what I observed so far. Planting/growing in cold weather definitely increased the DTM.  Silver Queen Corn normal DTM is 85 Days.

Planted - 02/28  - 100 DTM
Planted - 03/09  -  95 DTM
Planted - 03/19  -  89 DTM
Planted - 03/29  -  85 DTM
Planted - 04/08  -  waiting
Planted - 04/17  -  waiting
yolos,Translation, are you saying that it not worth doing early planting in cold weather, basically because it increases date to maturity.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/22/2017, 10:08 pm

I've read that those bottom side shoots help stabilize the corn plants when it's windy.

CN, which variety did you plant?  A 5' variety might indeed start to tassel at about 4', while a 6'-7' one might wait until 5' or so. 

Depending upon typical height at maturity, I've never found premature tasseling to be a good sign.  Keep watering!  Are those corn plants getting sufficient nitrogen?
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Post  yolos on 6/22/2017, 10:55 pm

@has55 wrote:
@yolos wrote:
@Fiz wrote:Looking good everyone! I hope to contribute pics to this thread soon! I started some peaches and cream corn indoors in containers end of February and moved them out mid-May, and then planted more straight outside at the same time. The ones started indoors are about 4 and a half feet tall now. I think being inside to start slowed them down. tongue
I started mine from seed indoors and then transplanted out 7-10 days later.  Then used season extension methods to keep them from freezing.  Here is what I observed so far. Planting/growing in cold weather definitely increased the DTM.  Silver Queen Corn normal DTM is 85 Days.

Planted - 02/28  - 100 DTM
Planted - 03/09  -  95 DTM
Planted - 03/19  -  89 DTM
Planted - 03/29  -  85 DTM
Planted - 04/08  -  waiting
Planted - 04/17  -  waiting
yolos,Translation, are you saying that it not worth doing early planting in cold weather, basically because it increases date to maturity.
No, my intention with my post was to let Fiz know that the planting dates will make the DTM vary.

Yes, for me it is worth doing early planting in cold weather if you love corn as much as I do.  Normally, gardeners in my area plant their corn no earlier than 4/15.  that means that if they are growing Silver Queen Corn (DTM 85) that their first harvest date would be about 7/9.  Yet my first harvest was 6/8.  A whole month earlier than normal.  Also, the earlier you plant corn, the easier it is to avoid the earworms.  So far, I have not had a single earworm.  Also, in Feb/Mar I have empty beds.  Why not use them.  My first planted corn is now fully harvested and I can use the bed to plant a late summer crop - ie okra, more corn, cowpeas, late tomatoes, whatever.
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Post  sanderson on 6/23/2017, 12:58 am

I was pleased with the corn and sorghum, until today.  Sad  Today was 109*F and this afternoon, here is what has happened to the Gem corn.  The Silver Queen was still upright, and had shriveled leaves that plumped up when I watered.  I hope I can save the Gem tomorrow. I have only grown corn in ANSFG boxes of Mel's Mix. This is the first time planting in the amended/BTE strip and I may not have planted the seeds deep enough. dangit

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