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We've been having corn-on-the-cob from our garden recently, very unusual for mid-June, but we've had a very warm and early spring this year. My wife started the seeds in the greenhouse, moved the trays to the cold frame to harden, then planted them out in the garden.

She makes a series of small corn beds, about 3' by 10', planted a few weeks apart, so that we can keep up with them as they ripen.

Paul

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On 6/12/19 5:56 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We've been having corn-on-the-cob from our garden recently, very unusual for mid-June, but we've had a very warm and early spring this year. My wife started the seeds in the greenhouse, moved the trays to the cold frame to harden, then planted them out in the garden.

She makes a series of small corn beds, about 3' by 10', planted a few weeks apart, so that we can keep up with them as they ripen.

Paul


Hi Paul,

Awesome.

I tried to grow corn several times before I got diagnosed with
Diabetes (corn is one of the causes) to no avail.

The kernels were infested with earwigs every time I tried.
I remember spraying the kernels with chrysanthemum spray
and having the kernel erupt with earwigs like a
kid's volcano science project.

Death to Earwigs!

-T
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On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:38:33 AM UTC-4, T wrote:
On 6/12/19 5:56 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We've been having corn-on-the-cob from our garden recently, very unusual for mid-June, but we've had a very warm and early spring this year. My wife started the seeds in the greenhouse, moved the trays to the cold frame to harden, then planted them out in the garden.

She makes a series of small corn beds, about 3' by 10', planted a few weeks apart, so that we can keep up with them as they ripen.

Paul


Hi Paul,

Awesome.

I tried to grow corn several times before I got diagnosed with
Diabetes (corn is one of the causes) to no avail.

The kernels were infested with earwigs every time I tried.
I remember spraying the kernels with chrysanthemum spray
and having the kernel erupt with earwigs like a
kid's volcano science project.

Death to Earwigs!

-T


We don't have earwigs but every few years the racoons discover the corn and eat it before we can harvest it.
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On 6/13/2019 7:25 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:38:33 AM UTC-4, T wrote:
On 6/12/19 5:56 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We've been having corn-on-the-cob from our garden recently, very unusual for mid-June, but we've had a very warm and early spring this year. My wife started the seeds in the greenhouse, moved the trays to the cold frame to harden, then planted them out in the garden.

She makes a series of small corn beds, about 3' by 10', planted a few weeks apart, so that we can keep up with them as they ripen.

Paul

Hi Paul,

Awesome.

I tried to grow corn several times before I got diagnosed with
Diabetes (corn is one of the causes) to no avail.

The kernels were infested with earwigs every time I tried.
I remember spraying the kernels with chrysanthemum spray
and having the kernel erupt with earwigs like a
kid's volcano science project.

Death to Earwigs!

-T

We don't have earwigs but every few years the racoons discover the corn and eat it before we can harvest it.


* This is my first try at growing corn out here in the woods . Raccoons
are about my biggest worry ... I THINK my electric/chicken wire fence
system will discourage them , but only time will tell . It's been
working pretty good for the other SFA's (small furry animals) , even up
to deer and the local bears .

--
Snag
Yes , I'm old
and crochety - and armed .
Get outta my woods !

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Pavel314 writes:

We don't have earwigs but every few years the racoons discover the
corn and eat it before we can harvest it.


I've been lucky (in general, not corn-wise) that the racoons either
don't notice the garden, don't think the fence is worth the effort,
or are sumply stuffed after digging throuhh the compost pile.

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Drew Lawson

". . . And I never give a reason"
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Pavel314 wrote:
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We don't have earwigs but every few years the racoons discover the corn and eat it before we can harvest it.


we don't eat enough of it to bother growing it but
also for the reason you state. without a good electric
fence growing corn here is pointless unless you wish
to grow feed for the raccoons.


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Drew Lawson wrote:
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I've been lucky (in general, not corn-wise) that the racoons either
don't notice the garden, don't think the fence is worth the effort,
or are sumply stuffed after digging throuhh the compost pile.


they are frequent visitors here at night. can usually
hear them wandering around and sometimes fighting/f*ing.
will even have them sometimes climbing up the screens on
the patio doors (the young ones playing around/exploring).
often they also raid various bird nests for eggs and
babies.


songbird


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