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Garden 2017

Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by Buckshot00, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. amberg

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    Good job, they always know about 1 week before it is ready. You can always set your traps 3 weeks before the corn is ready, and bait them with honey buns. I have over 35 traps, and try to get them before the corn comes in. ( need more info pm me ) Love them beans, I hope I can get my Rattlesnakes planted in the corn soon. It looks like the beans are dragging the corn down. What sweet corn do you plant? Mine is always Silver Queen.
     
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    I plant Merit or Golden Queens. I use tuna fish for bait, thinking that maybe they can smell that easier than anything else. 35 traps? You must have a lot of coons!
     
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    Yes, been planting sugar corn here for many years. Have caught 100's of coons, They like fish bait in the cold weather and sweet bait in hot weather. Your bait has to be sweeter than the corn for them to go in the traps. I also used to plant some golden queen for a neighbor with the planter years ago, I personally like the white corn better by far. ie silver queen, or any of the super sweet variety's, which cost way much per lb. to use in my old no-till planter, which takes about 4 lbs. per unit just to make it plant right. Some sweet corn costs more than $26.00 a lb. I can buy Silver Queen in bulk here at the coop for about $10.50 a lb. which is still way high I think when you have to buy 30 or 40 lbs. just to plant a couple acres or less.

    A pic. of the old planter that I plant the corn with. Each box holds over 80 lbs.
     

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    The corn patch is looking much better after we had some much needed rain in the last few days. It might be ready in 10 days or so. I did pick a row of snaps Friday that turned out pretty good. I also noticed a few beans on the Kentucky Wonder pole beans, they sure don't all come in at the same time, I think they will have to be picked every couple of days.
     

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    here's some from today's picking. about 4 loads like this for the market. this is "delectable" bicolor. nice big ears. probably picked about 50 dozen or so today. the husked ears are supper tonite. started to pick some broccoli the other day too. have cut about 75 heads so far. 20170901_112735.jpg 20170825_133739.jpg
     
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    farmer Steve, do you think that it is to late for these cauliflower sets to make, I just set them Saturday. My pole beans seem to be doing super this year, I have picked the cattle panel trellis'is 7 times already, and they need to be picked again.
     

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    How late did you plant that corn? I don't see any worms. My patches have been done for weeks.

    edit, And you are more north than me.
     
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    hey Charlie. not sure about that cauliflower. lots of water for sure. you probably won't have frost for a while and it's been fairly warm here. i just started cutting some of mine last week that was planted around july 4 th. i plant corn about every 7-10 days from may 1 thru july 10. unfortunately it needs sprayed pretty often . late corn is the worst as the moths are pretty active later in the season.
     
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    Steve, don't forget 1979 with 10" of snow on October 10, in Va. We were shelling corn with a 105 john Deere combine back in the day. Not sure how to get ( sweet ) corn here yet! ( super sweet )
     
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    Steve I understand about the cauliflower, I guess I will find out! As I am still picking pole beans. The combines started doing corn and beans last week. I also have many beets in the row, but do not feel like canning them..
     

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