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Old 06-05-2008, 10:11 PM
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So I planted my first garden about two weeks ago.

Now its kind of like watching paint dry,,,,if you know what I mean!

Anyways when should I expect signs of life from the sweet corn, when do I know if I @#%# it up? It was planted by seed directly.

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So I planted my first garden about two weeks ago.

Now its kind of like watching paint dry,,,,if you know what I mean!

Anyways when should I expect signs of life from the sweet corn, when do I know if I @#%# it up? It was planted by seed directly.

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I'm not an expert but mine took a few days around a week or slightly more.

Then it looked like grass forever ... I kept wanting to mow it. :o


I'd give it a little more then 2 weeks, but what do I know.
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Two weeks and no signs is too long usually.
4 to 9 days is usual for sweet corn here.
All depends on soil temp, moisture and depth of planting.

I plant corn 1 1/2" deep and firmly pack the soil around them.
If not packed tight enough, insects such as ants will find them.
Keep the soil well watered till they sprout.

Dig up a couple and check to see if they are sprouting.
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I do not presoak my seeds. Mine came up in about a week.
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I soaked mine... came up the next day!
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So I planted my first garden about two weeks ago.

Now its kind of like watching paint dry,,,,if you know what I mean!

Anyways when should I expect signs of life from the sweet corn, when do I know if I @#%# it up? It was planted by seed directly.

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What is the temperature where you are at and how much rain have you had? If you have not had any rain, put a sprinkler on the garden.

I have seen seeds stay in the ground for almost a month before they sprout. Moisture is an important factor. Either soak the seeds for a few days before planting, or water your garden very well after you plant them. But either way , you should see sprouts in about a week.
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Well maybe I am a little anxious,

Kev, The weather has been hit and miss lately. We have had hot high 80ís- low 90ís the two days of cooler weather and just came off a day straight of rain.

I went out today and I think its starting ? At least I think these are Corn Sprouts?

The corn is planted in the back against the fence













I watered again tonight

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looks like corn to me

i just had to replant an entire section of our corn today,,, dang crows
No that would **** me off, should I look into a "Scare Crow" ?
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Be careful putting your garden near that fence if it treated lumber the chemicals will leech into your garden and into your food?
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