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Strawberry popcorn sown!

17 Apr 2011
Sunny 22°C / 71°F

I wasn’t sure whether I was going to have a place to plant these this year since my original location turned out to get very soggy after a rain. But my brother volunteered for a garden task while visiting this weekend, I asked him to remove a stump from this bed (which he kindly agreed to do), and then I removed a bunch of roots, removed sod to enlarge the bed, removed 4 wheelbarrow-fulls of soil (since soil was spilling over onto the brick patio), added 3 wheelbarrow-fulls of compost, added a sprinkling of organic fertilizer, mixed in the amendments, planted the seeds, and watered them in.

I found lots of contradictory advice regarding spacing for these. I spaced the rows about 12" apart, and the seeds about 4" apart in the rows. I’ll decide on final spacing after I see how well the seeds germinate. If anyone has grown this variety of corn before and has spacing recommendations, I’d love to hear them!


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We are still several weeks away from corn planting time!

Posted on 21 Apr 11 (about 8 years ago)

And here I actually planted mine somewhat late!

Posted on 21 Apr 11 (about 8 years ago)
angelchrome

angelchrome

Folia Helper

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I had great success with sweet corn last year in NC (at that spacing) but I haven’t tried popcorn ever. I’m definitely gonna watch how this one turnsout!

Posted on 22 Apr 11 (about 8 years ago)

This variety is supposed to produce several small ears per plant, and the height is estimated at 4 feet tall. So I think that I can probably squeeze them in a BIT tighter than standard corn spacing. No sprouts yet, but I check every day. :)

Posted on 22 Apr 11 (about 8 years ago)

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