"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.
"I would also feel really lost in such a bleak environment. We were in Germany across the street from the barracks in 1972 living in German rental housing. Lots of chain link & barb wire for a view. Wouldn't want to be stationed in the…"