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Self-contained Box Gardens: Corn in my EB

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2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6425983

My corn is doing very well this year. Nothing like last year. I already have two stalks with silk. Yay!!!

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joy112854
Crestview, FL

April 18, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6426455

Yes it is very beautiful, I love your whole garden there.
joy
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6426698

Thank you. I have 4 of the raised beds. In the back I have huge tree pots that I have cucumbers and cantelope in. You also can't see the two strawberry stackers that I hang from the swingset. I wish I had more but I can't do it just now financially.


Why can't we just all be independently wealthy and garden all day and have all the garden toys we want??? :(

Oh well, I have plenty.
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6426700

I just noticed the pic again. The large tree pots are next to the greenhouse back there.
joy112854
Crestview, FL

April 18, 2009
8:45 AM

Post #6427051

2 busy gardening: What all do you have planted in your raised beds?
I love those above ground gardens they look so sharp. Your whole set up is beautiful and yes, it seems like we gardeners are always wanting to expand right? LOL
joy
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6432161

Hi Tobusy ---Corn does very well in an EB as you can see but you do not have to stake the stalks as they are strong enough to support themselves but what you must do is stake the EB itself because the corn will grow high and if a stiff wind comes along it will fall over doing no harm to the stalks as I learrned the hard way to put some stakes in the ground in front of the EB as a brace as you do not have to be concerned about the back end because your raised bed will support it especially so when the ears start to form. Those stalks are going to grow to five or six feet.

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Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6432163

See what I mean?

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2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6432535

Thanks, I'll do that. I'm glad you put those pics in so I see what I can look forward to.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

April 19, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6433161

I tried corn in an EB last year, as the ears started forming the stalks turned yellow and died. WHY????

I followed directions, frustrated me to no end!
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6434541

Tommy -- That should not have happened? It sounds like you drowned your roots. What type of mix did you use as that is the secret. As long as the bag says container mix such as Jungle Growth, Miracle-Gro etc. Only use a quality mix. VERY IMPORTANT...
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

April 20, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #6436036

I used a potting mix not a potting soil. Miracle grow. Really strange.

Here it is before it crapped out on me, you can see the bottom starting to turn yellow:

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Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #6436829

The leaves dying on the bottom is natural but I am stumped why it continued and they all died? You used the proper good quality mix! Next time try using 15-30-15 Bloom Booster fertilizer as I do because corn really is a fertilizer glutton or use three cups of 10-10-10 instead of two. Don't give up!!!
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

April 20, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6437189

O.K. Tplant, will do! Thanks!
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #6437645

2Busy -What and how much fertilizer did you use so we can help Tommy?
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #6441200

both 10 10 10 and bloom buster. Didn't measure, just eyeballed about the same amount as came with the box originally. Combined, not each.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6441296

I wanted to try some of GG's( great initials,;-)) buckets this year...didnt get to it. Maybe for fall planting.

Sounds like youm ight be getting warm enough to think abou peas..not for another month here. I better get those red rippers out...and in the mail.
Im just going to have to give up something out of one of my boxes to try the corn...its just a must.

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