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jennlamaye

My 5 yr old and I spend a lot of time outdoors in our garden oasis. I love flowers, cottage garden style! #GTseedfairy 💕USDA Zone 8b; Sunset Zone 7

Zea mays var. saccharata 'Tao's Blue Corn'

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jennlamaye

Sad sad corn. Oh well. I tried. Next year, I'm doing a whole 4x4' of broccoli. Lol

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jennlamaye

@cyndi it was so sad. All that work... But you certainly understand. There's only so much you can do. And apparently I'm not the only one that had issues. It's okay. Next year at least everything will be ready and in place. I need to amend the soil though.

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jennlamaye

@cyndi are you planting anything for Fall?

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jennlamaye

@cyndi I'm so sorry 🙁

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columbiariver

We are trained by our gardens Jenn and Cyndi 🐝🐛💚🐛🐝 @cydi

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jennlamaye

Has anyone grown corn before? When do I start dusting?

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victoriam

Do you mean pollinating? I did when the silks started poking through. There was heaps of pollen to go around from the tassels on the other plants so we repeated it about 2 weeks later just to be sure. Had a bumper crop :)

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jennlamaye

Sorry, I did mean pollinating. 😉 @cyndi @victoriam

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moore.794

only time we have hand pollinated is when hybridizing. mother nature does a fine job without our help

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jennlamaye

#corn stalks are about three feet tall. #alaskapeas are climbing up, and #pumpkins are starting to spread out. Planted along with #nasturtium #companionplant #threesistersgardening

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justinecouturelondon

Oh! Mine still sort of babies 👶 leaves only 😢

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dmm1976

I got started so late on our three sisters...but we will have corn and pumpkins and beans for the fall season for sure! Our corn is only about an inch tall right now lol

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jennlamaye

I started mine indoors early spring, I believe. We have a semi - short season, but I wanted to try... @justinecouturelondon @dmm1976

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jennlamaye

Eeeeeeeeee!!! ❤️ I have #corn 🌽

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jennlamaye

#taos #bluecorn #heirloom #pueblo #corn

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justinecouturelondon

O wow! Huge! Mine are much smaller 🤔

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jennlamaye

@justinecouturelondon it's my first time growing corn, so it'll kinda be a miracle of I get an ear. 😉 Started these mid - April under lights indoors.

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jennlamaye

#heirloom #corn #taosbluecorn #seedling 💕

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jennlamaye

#corn #heirloom #taosbluecorn #seedling

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jennlamaye

http://vidyaliving.com/recipe-box-taos-blue-corn-muffins/ 🌽 Copied for future reference. #notmypicture #bluecorn #taosbluecorn # recipe #cornbread

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jennlamaye

#Taos #Pueblo #flour #corn ⭐️ #cataloguing #seedexchange #vegetable #seeds #jennseeds2018 #jennaddtolibrary

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jennlamaye

Few tastes say summer like fresh sweet corn, straight from your garden. If you're using the space-saving method square-foot gardening, your sweet corn needs fertilizer throughout the growing season to ensure you end up with sweet and juicy ears at harvest time. Corn is a heavy feeder, and square-foot gardening uses nutrients in a concentrated manner. Keep up with the fertilizing chores to give your corn the best chance to grow and produce.

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jennlamaye

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/fertilize-corn-square-foot-gardening-24219.html

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jennlamaye

http://vidyaliving.com/recipe-box-taos-blue-corn-muffins/

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jennlamaye

Cultivation Instructions Seed Saving Instructions Domesticated in Mexico by 6,700 B.C., corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. Flour corn is soft grinding corn used for cornmeal, elote (roasting corn or fresh tamale corn) and hominy (masa or nixtamal). In early spring or with summer rains, plant seeds 1" deep. If rows, plant seeds 12" apart; or 3-4 seeds 18" apart in basins (for arid regions) or hills. Needs rich soil & moisture. Heat, aridity & high winds can all reduce pollination.

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jennlamaye

http://www.nativeseeds.org/get-seeds/adapts?mode=view&accession_number=ZM02-100

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jennlamaye

Since corn is wind pollinated and since each kernel represents a successful link between a corn silk strand and pollen grain, it is possible that not all silk strands will receive a pollen grain, leaving a naked spot or patch on the ear of corn.

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jennlamaye

Pest : Corn Earworm The corn earworm changes from a white to a black caterpillar and as an adult changes yet again into a dull grey-brown colored moth that migrates at night. Eggs and worms are often found eating in the silk or tips of ripe corn. Prevention and Care: place about 1 teaspoon of mineral oil on the tips of each ear of corn as soon as the silk appears. This usually keeps the moth from laying her eggs there.

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jennlamaye

@cyndi I was reading about that, and I'm going to try the three sisters method on a 4'x4' square gardening layout. Wish me luck!

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