- Sep 4, 2009
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I am experimenting with some tight "biointensive" spacing this year. I have dwarf sweet corn that only grows ~ 3-4' tall. I planted in 6" grid spacing (6" in row, 6" between rows). I'll be sure to report back somewhere in here how it went. I assume water will be the most important factor I can control.How do you figure that? I really want to learn and I am encouraged with my 2019 sweet corn crop.
Corn is a heavy feeder so supplementing with nitrogen might be a good idea.I am experimenting with some tight "biointensive" spacing this year. I have dwarf sweet corn that only grows ~ 3-4' tall. I planted in 6" grid spacing (6" in row, 6" between rows). I'll be sure to report back somewhere in here how it went. I assume water will be the most important factor I can control.
Thank you Twin Cities Panda. I love being outside in the garden and I really like turning dirt over and seeing all the worms. I think the birds singing and hoping around is the best. I read stories of people around the world who live to be 100 and one of the common things they have is gardening. So, it seems we both had a big job yesterday with beans. It is my favorite thing to go pick.I hear you. I put up a bean trellis months ago before beans could go in. What do you know, that whole bed was a huge patch of Snow on the Mountain that came up about a month later. Since the weather got nice I've been avoiding addressing it because it's such a pain. I finally ripped it out yesterday, removed as much root as I could, and got the beans in.
I am glad you are feeling more yourself. I have always found gardening to be a great mental health booster. Putting my hands in some dirt and watching birds and butterflies flit by helps me see a bigger picture that centers me. I hope it helps you too.
In your area, farmers plant 34-40,000 per acre on 30” rows. That is roughly 2/foot. IF you water and feed it (agree with @Ridgerunner), it will be fine. At lower pops, the ear might be slightly larger but not enough to make up for the extra production that more ears will give you. I plant 6” apart on rows that vary (I have a hard time making straight rows) from 20-30” and get normal ears on sand. FYI, corn uses 90% of its water through pollination.How do you figure that? I really want to learn and I am encouraged with my 2019 sweet corn crop.
we have all sorts of benches and a nice garden swing that we hardly ever use other than to set stuff on or to lean things against as we're doing things. a hammock being a little bit more of a challenge to get in and out of may be one of those things that would sort of self-reinforce staying relaxed for a few more moments, perhaps even long enough to catch a few winks. *dot dot dot*I have a really hard time relaxing. I feel like I'm just wasting good time that I could be doing something else. However, I've been doing **** outside for the past 9.5 hours and a little hammock time is probably good.
Listening to the thunder above.
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I'll probably get up in 5 min because I have a hard time relaxing