Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Corn in alpha

We harvested our first corn this year. Call it alpha stage corn.

I'm pleased that we succeeded at all, given our climate and utter lack of corn-growing experience.

The stuff's pretty short, though. Two inches each.

Some things to do differently, next year:
  • Plant in a matrix, rather than a single row. Corn needs intensive cross-fertilization.
  • Speaking of fertilizing, putting some goodies in the dirt for the corn to draw on. (Remember the old fish Indian corn trick)
  • Use seeds with the shortest growing season.

1 comment:

cworden said...

Bryan, maybe you should try the Three Sisters next year.