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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #225 on: May 25, 2012, 05:11:01 PM »



Awesome looking corn there AT!  and tomatoes and pepahs...
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #226 on: May 25, 2012, 05:26:32 PM »
thanks, and yep cherry tomatoes. Only takes a couple plants of those to get more than enough!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #227 on: May 25, 2012, 09:49:39 PM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #228 on: May 25, 2012, 09:59:39 PM »
Only speak to them in whispers...   ;)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #229 on: May 25, 2012, 10:37:20 PM »
Only speak to them in whispers...   ;)

LOL  ;D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #230 on: May 26, 2012, 05:40:18 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Shoot all the crows and coons that eat them.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #231 on: May 26, 2012, 05:50:15 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Shoot all the crows and coons that eat them.

Last year was my first time planting corn and I didn't get to pick a single ear. I don't know if it was crows or coons, but it is my intention to go postal this year. (I plan to keep the postage organic, of course...)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #232 on: May 26, 2012, 06:10:16 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Shoot all the crows and coons that eat them.

Last year was my first time planting corn and I didn't get to pick a single ear. I don't know if it was crows or coons, but it is my intention to go postal this year. (I plan to keep the postage organic, of course...)

Organic shotgun shells? ;)

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #233 on: May 26, 2012, 06:53:56 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?


Lots of water and fertilizer. I had mixed in some manure before planting, but corn is such a heavy feeder I added some 16-16-16 slow release fertilizer as well. I would also like to keep most of the pesticides out, but with corn a little sevin dust on the silks keeps the worms away. I still had to cut the end of about 25% of the ears anyway because my sevin dusting wasn't good. As far as coons goes a shotgun or electric fence, but I havent any problem... Fingers crossed.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 26, 2012, 06:55:03 AM »
Only speak to them in whispers...   ;)

 :D. U know my secret!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #235 on: May 26, 2012, 07:22:07 PM »
Holy crap Andrew.

Corn around these parts is about 3 inches tall
and the area is regionally famous for sweet corn.

What the heck do Louisianan folks do for the rest of the "summer"?



Today I watched a magpie stealing strawberries.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 26, 2012, 07:38:42 PM »
Holy crap Andrew.

Corn around these parts is about 3 inches tall
and the area is regionally famous for sweet corn.

What the heck do Louisianan folks do for the rest of the "summer"?



Today I watched a magpie stealing strawberries.

Till it up and plant again!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #237 on: May 27, 2012, 08:06:47 PM »
Till it up and plant again!
Nice.

Frost here.  Topped my potatoes. 
and the alfalfa.


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #238 on: May 27, 2012, 08:59:35 PM »
Till it up and plant again!
Nice.

Frost here.  Topped my potatoes. 
and the alfalfa.

Kind of hard to grow summer crops if you get frost this late! At least potatoes come back without a problem.

Won't have any frost here in South LA until mid Oct at the earliest. Just hot.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #239 on: May 27, 2012, 09:59:38 PM »
We only get frost at elevations above 9000 ft.  Mostly what grows up there are telescopes (Mauna Kea) and volcanic eruptions (Mauna Loa).

They latest crop on Mauna Kea:

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