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
» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:37 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by sanderson Today at 12:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:34 pm

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Bart Today at 12:31 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 12:30 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:29 pm

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals Today at 11:25 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 10:56 am

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by herblover Today at 10:36 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by TNGeezer Today at 10:12 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by TNGeezer Today at 10:05 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Today at 4:30 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 4:22 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Today at 4:21 am

» Double summer squash flower
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 10:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Sprouting seeds
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» My "Old Deck" Table Top Garden today
by nrstooge Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by MBroman Yesterday at 5:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:55 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:52 am

» Ants.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:37 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:27 am

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:10 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:24 pm

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by donnainzone5 Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:29 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  TLH on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks, but no pregnant corn. Don't know what is wrong.

TLH

Posts : 3
Join date : 2011-03-17
Location : Provo, Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  Goosegirl on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:23 pm

I have short stalks, some little ears, and 2 good batches of corn smut. I may just have to find some recipes for that, since it is a delicacy in some parts!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  squaredeal on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:41 pm

Since I love corn, I was curious about your situation and did a quick Google search "corn all stalk no ears". Several replies came up. One - variety is late to silk (most common). Two - too much nitrogen in the soil relative to calcium and potassium. Three - planted too close together. Four - water more to help silks to develop.



And, a surprise to me, genetists are trying to grow earless corn! Apparently, earless corn is more efficient for biofuel production - they want the stalk and leaves not the ears.



My corn planted early May did fine - I should have planted the whole box at that time. The latter corn has been miserable. I'm sticking to the early corn varieties next year, and planting all at once. Best chance to avoid scorching heat and drought. Last year, in row garden, early corn did great, later corn no ears. Same result, but more work and more weeds than SFG
avatar
squaredeal

Female Posts : 192
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Indianapolis=6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  greenmom on Tue May 01, 2012 11:09 am

I'm glad to see that some of you have started corn indoors, although Mel recommends against it. I have corn in organic seed starting mix in 3" paper pots. I plan to carefully tear the bottom off. For next time, I'm going to try starting them in upright toilet paper tubes, figuring I can plant them directly into the soil without disturbing the roots at all. Has anyone tried that? Any advice?
avatar
greenmom

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-04-24
Location : Cincinnati

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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