Saturday, May 20, 2017

The corn is in the ground

The corn is in.  I am taking my "strain" of corn in a slightly different direction.  It is currently too tall at 10' to 12' tall.  It is vulnerable to blowing over. It is also later maturing that I like. Consequently, I am mixing in a little bit of common yellow corn into the mix.  My plan is to de-tassel the yellow corn to ensure it is pollinated by my tall corn.

If you look closely you will see an orange line stretched near the bottom of the frame.  The line has knots at 20" intervals.  20" is my potato spacing.  10" is my corn spacing.  Easy!
I planted 10" within the row with 42" between the rows.

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