Corn in the square foot garden

corn-on deck ear

I’ve grown corn in our gardens many times in the past.  There are some things I like about it and some things I don’t.  I don’t like the fact that it takes up so much room for so long.  And it’s so cheap in the summer I always ask myself why I even attempt it.  Last winter Burpee’s came out with this “container” corn that I wanted to try.  Instead of taking up valuable squares in the garden, I could now plant this in a large container.  Well, I did, and it was great.  Easy and very sweet corn.  I had some extra seeds so I stuck them in the garden to see if they would grow and they did.  This is “On-Deck” corn-a sweet SH2 variety that you might consider for next year.  Burpee’s claims you’ll get 2 or 3 ears per stalk.  I’ve gotten one per stalk so far, and the one’s I’ve pulled have been excellent.  The things I like about growing corn yourself is that just picked fresh, sweet taste.  The other thing I like about it is that I can use the stalks for fall decorations in the garden and then they become “brown” compost material that I shred.  The taste of this corn was excellent.  The stalks didn’t get overly tall, and I was able to easily grow 4 stalks per square.

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