Corn is planted


We planted our corn in these milk cartons. We had an assembly line to cut,fill and sow the seeds. Hubby stacked them inside the Poly tunnel and watered them. This is a 160 of them. Last year if you remember, we planted 200 total. We planted them in 3 batches because of lack of space on my kitchen table. This year we planted all of them at one time.

It is easier to pre-sow plants to give them a head start that allows crops like the corn to reach maturity with our short growing season. They will be transplanted outside at the end of May – beginning of June. We have more vegetables to plant, but we ran out of potting soil. We used 4 large bags of potting soil for this. We will be sowing more during the weekend.

Posted on April 30, 2015, in Gardening. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Ingenious. When you put them in the ground, will you leave them in the carton? If so, is the bottom cut out?

    I hope you will have some rest today, Honey!

    • We remove them from the carton. The cartons are rinsed, dried and stored in the basement for next years crop or if damaged we toss them in the recycling bin.

      Yes you are correct that today is a day of rest for me. It is rainy and cold outside. I will start a new medicine today. I hope and pray that my body can tolerate it. That I have no adverse side effects or allergic reactions.I hope that this will be a turning point to begin to find the right medication for me.

  2. I am loving seeing this post and knowing that your little gardening production line is up and running again. You have no idea how I admire your determination and spirit. Against all the odds and with really challenging health issues, you just keep going! Here’s to a great Corn crop this year!

    • I am trying to keep active. Hubby is hovering over me worrying that I am doing too much. I just feel so good to be outside gardening. I just do a little at a time. eventually it will get done. I guess being stubborn does have some advantages.LOL

  3. I guess cartons means you are less likely to damage their roots?

    Anyway, great you have the space for so much veg. I’ve got room for about six corn stalks lol.

    • The corn seeds are from last years crop that we saved. Apparently we did it correctly, because we have a few sprouting up already.. Hurray! We pre-plant them, because it give them a head start and We found that it guarantees that they reach full maturity. You must remember that we have and intensive but short growing season in Sweden.
      We use the milk cartons because they will be in them for almost 4 weeks.We hope that the container are big enough to handle that.You are lucky because you have local farmers markets to buy corn from.

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