This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

popcorn

popcorn2 7-20-2014 My popcorn is looking good. Green and thick. My neighbor commented that she had never seen corn planted so closely. I suppose I plant everything a bit close. I think in a small bed it works because there is space at the edges. This corn is about 9 inches apart in the rows (8 or 9 plants in a 6 ft wide bed) and rows are 12 inches apart.
popcorn 7-20-2014 popcorn4 7-20-2014 No sign of tassels or ears yet. When I do get ears, I will spray their silks with spinosad (Captain Jack's Deadbug Spray) so corn ear worms don't get in it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

Your corn looks awesome. I would love to grow corn - there are just too many veggies to grow and not enough space.

July 23, 2014 9:43 AM

 
Blogger OakAndQuail said...

First year growing corn; I appreciate the words regarding Captain Jack's. You've inspired me to grow popcorn next year. Cheers!

July 24, 2014 5:27 PM

 

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