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    24 July 2012 Corn Patch 24 July 2012 Corn Patch
    Pictures indicate growth.There are thirty two plants in a 4 by 8 foot area. It portends a nice harvest. No bug damage and the colour is excellent. It is beginning to tassel.

    24 June 2012 Corn Growing well. 24 June 2012 Corn Growing well
    Two seeds did not germinate.

    14 June 2012 Planting Corn 14 June 2012 Planting Corn
    Four eight foot rows of Seneca Arrowhead Hybrid sweet corn was planted.Spacing was one foot at a depth of one inch.Rows are about two feet apart. The broccoli plants in the chosen area were removed and the bed prepared for the corn by adding compost and rototilling into the underlying soil.The corn seed was spouted between two wet paper towels for 48 hours. Annotated pictures depict the process.
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    Thanks Durgan for the size of the plot and the number of plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Labontet View Post
    Thanks Durgan for the size of the plot and the number of plants.
    That is about the minimum size. Corn should always be planted in a clump as opposed to row planting, so to speak to insure proper pollination, which is wind driven.
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    I have never been able to grow any corn. I guess it's not in the cards for me. I get 1-2 measly stalks that look like out of place orphans... Nice corn patch Durgan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrelvssammy View Post
    I have never been able to grow any corn. I guess it's not in the cards for me. I get 1-2 measly stalks that look like out of place orphans... Nice corn patch Durgan!
    Apparently talking to corn helps! My corn over the last few years has been spotty for various reasons,poor germination,crowding,poor choice in type, marginal placing, birds taking the seed, birds eating the young plants, birds eating the top of the cobs after maturing(one type had no covering protection), dry conditions when mature (making for pig feed. This year after evaluating all the issues, I worked at overcoming them, and so far appear to have succeeded.When talking to the stalks you mustn't be profane!
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