"Yes Marlene, it is 3' x 6'. We are trying to do the square foot gardening technique. This is my first time to ever do a vegetable garden. We've done fairly well - learned alot! learned that squash gets VERY BIG! Will have to do…"
"The new growth is corn - ears with tassles. Quite small though. I have only harvested 1 ear of corn so far and it looked like some toothless old man (very undeveloped). Not sure I know what I am doing with the corn. Have no idea what smut is. In my…"
"Thanks for your advice Howard. I am new to this and learning a lot. Got some weird stuff going on in my bed, but we've been able to harvest some lettuce, tomatoes, squash, and unedible corn. The corn is interesting - I have new growth at the…"
Wait until the silks are brown before harvesting. If there are not many developed kernals of corn then the tassels have not fertilized the silks to allow the kernals to develop. Maybe the plants are too far apart prohibiting fertilization.
I think you will have much successs with the square foot method. But since it is a raised bed method it will require more watering. Locating them to catch or slow down natural drainage can help but don;t give up adaquate sunshine. each new year will also require some more fertilizer to replace what was used by plants last year. Adding mulch, leaves, and grass clippings will provide food for earthworms that will improve your soil for years to come.
"Joan,those pictures had been share by my friend in China, I remember I do hv a broken pot but just throw away, pity right? So, by sharing these pictures at least to let other garden's friends learn a new tactic to reused those broken pot turned…"
"Woooo HOOOO just counted 10 bees on the garlic chive blooms. I had only seen one since I moved here in May. Still getting zuc on our two plants. The basil started to grow after it cooled off a bit but then it warmed up again the past few days. I…"
"Grant, my huernia bloomed last week and I didn't get around to taking a picture of it until the next day. But then it was gone. Do they only bloom for one day? I'll have to take the picture right away the next time I see a bloom.