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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For those of you who have grow corn over the decades, between field corn and sweet corn, which do you feel is easier to grow? My son and I planted 14 rows of mixed field corn and sweet corn, with sweet corn being the majority. The field corn is spouting much more than the sweet corn. A lot of...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It is a wonderful feeling to spend a day, or a couple of days, planting, and in a couple of weeks sprouts break through the ground. Three weeks ago my son, my parents, and myself planted 27 pounds of seed potatoes. This made up 4 rows. Two weeks ago my son and I planted 14 rows of sweet corn...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I figure it was raccoons, got into my corn patch, bent the stalks over and ate the ears. Some of the ears were opened right there at the bottom of the stalk and ate. I was trying to save that corn as I wanted to save the seeds and used the dried corn to feed my chickens. Next year I am...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Left to right, Garlic,Spinach,Lettuce/Turnips,Peas,Collards/Cabbage/Kale,Tomatoes,Peppers Asparagus In the Raised Beds,Couple more weeks to harvest for the year :) I Built this planter this year, we put in Carrots and Beats! Juicing Material! This is our 2nd Garden, I Rent the Lot next to us...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I had an excellent stand of heirloom field corn (Mosby's Prolific). When the corn was an inch or two tall birds started pulling it up to get to the attached corn seed. I lost about 25% of my crop and the corn is now tall enough the birds have stopped. Commercial corn sometimes has a strong...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    No thats not a typo its almost 10000 sq feet an im not done tilling. plan on tracking amount of seed an footage as i go along with the lbs of food produced over the course of the summer
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone ever grown six shooter corn. From what I read it has about 6 ears per stalk. Looking for away to maximize the home gardens space with production.
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I thought I would start a thread on my garden because I enjoy looking at what other people are doing, so thought some of you might want to see mine. So far in the garden I have planted 50 pounds of seed potatoes, one long row of onion sets, and 3 short rows of sweet corn. I plan on secession...
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