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Painted Mountain Flour Corn and Squash

2lbs of Painted Mountain corn 8)

I've been wanting to try this for a few years and now I have the room. Whoa, do I have room for 2lbs.

They are almost to pretty to plant. This is 1lb.
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/PaintedMountain001.jpg[/img]

The label.
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The label is telling me to plant them 3" apart, in blocks of 4 rows 3'
I get the 3" apart. I also understand the 4 row block planting. What is the 3ft?

Anyone else growing flour corn?

Eric
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Prettyyyyyyyy I have some also I didn't know it was for flour.
I did some in cells them put them in there own cups they look good so far I saved some for the ground tho.

Like this ??
C 3 feet C 3 feet C 3 feet C
_____ 3 inches ___________
C 3 feet C 3 feet C 3 feet C
_______3 inches ___________
C 3 feet C 3 feet C 3 feet C
_______3 inches___________
C 3feet C 3 feet C 3 feet C

So 4 by 4. Each seed 3 inches each row 3 feet apart?
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OK, I know you are going to say I am a stuck record. Plant corn in rows 30 inches to 36 inches apart, and a seed every 8 to 12 inches. Why do I keep saying this? Because it works, for one good reason. Because the folks who depend on corn for their livelyhood plant this way, for another good reason.

Eric, I know you have grown corn before. Just do what works for you. Don't try to re-invent the wheel.

Hey two pounds will plant a big area. Good luck.
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jal_ut wrote:OK, I know you are going to say I am a stuck record. Plant corn in rows 30 inches to 36 inches apart, and a seed every 8 to 12 inches. Why do I keep saying this? Because it works, for one good reason. Because the folks who depend on corn for their livelyhood plant this way, for another good reason.

Eric, I know you have grown corn before. Just do what works for you. Don't try to re-invent the wheel.

Hey two pounds will plant a big area. Good luck.
Trying not to re-invent the wheel James, just thought 3" spacing between seed was to close. I've always been in the 6" to 8" spacing. This year I can actually use my Earthway seeder. Let the corn plate do the spacing.

I think the ground is still to wet and cold.

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Wow that's gorgeous!

I would plant in off-set rows so you can get them equa-distance apart and fit more in a smaller area.

The instructions may have been written for a more... what's the term? bio-intense? planting :).
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YBOCS may determine if you need SSRI and CBT. :P

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June 3, 2012 Update on Painted Mountain and Squash patch.

Adding up the the 3 different corn patches, I have about 500ft of Painted Mountain. The stocks are 2" to 4" tall and ready to be thinned. I'll be thinning to 8" apart.


[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/CornandSquashJune32012002.jpg[/img]
Today, I added 153 squash plants to the 3 corn patches. The squashes are about 4ft apart in the corn rows and staggered row to row. They are a bit crowded, but I have a hard time wasting plants. The squash varieties are,
Acorn-Jester
Delicata-JS
Delicata-Carnival
Kabocha-Sunshine
Hubbard-Red Kuri
Buttercup-Burgess Strain
Pumpkin-New England Pie
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/CornandSquashJune32012007.jpg[/img]

The two largest corn / squash patches are out side the fence. Not sure what kind of trouble I'm in for. I may have to try James's radio trick or install a simple hotwire fence.

I'll post more as thing progress.

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That IS pretty!

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[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Garden%20Vegetables/PaintedMtnJune102012.jpg[/img]
Anyone growing Painted Mountain or have grown? I'm looking for a little reassurance. I planted my corn on May 19 and 20th. It's about 3" tall. I've grown Blue Hooker's corn and some sweet corn, but have not really paid any attention to growth rate. Is 3" in about 3 weeks on schedule?

I gave the rows a little 10.2.6 Organic lawn fertilizer today and watered it in.

What say you
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Corn is lovely. But I wanna see more pics of the puppy! (Sorry, I just can't help myself. :oops: )
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That will crash the system
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Yep! System going down.
Is 3" in about 3 weeks on schedule?
Corn growth rate is very dependent on temperatures. Here 3 inches the first three weeks would be about right. I don't think mine has grown at all the past three days. :(
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Re: Painted Mountain Flour Corn and Squash

DoubleDogFarm wrote:Anyone else growing flour corn?

Eric
I've been growing Floriani Red Flint corn for a couple of years now. It has awesome flavor; best cornbread I've ever tasted !
Like a lot of things homegrown... there is simply no comparison between fresh-ground whole cornmeal and the bagged stuff that is passed off as "cornmeal" from the supermarket.

Hope your Painted Mountain crop does great !!!
(I haven't grown that, yet)

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Painted Mtn

I grew Painted Mtn corn a couple years. It grows fast and as long as the water and fertility is there it's dependable. I ate some fresh (no color) and it was good that way. If it gets rainy about the time for the ears to dry they are prone to splitting the kernals.

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