Seed Swaps

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!




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)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8

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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