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Monday, May 31, 2021 Gritty Walmart

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Corn and potatoes is an excellent combo so far. It was last year, so trying it again.

The corn started in 2x2 inch dirt cells is ahead of the bare root transplants. Transplanting corn may seem crazy to those who can direct seed it, but it does help get perfect spacing and an earlier start to use transplants. Our spring climate is slightly less than corn-friendly plus our growing degree days are barely sufficient for the longer season types... direct seeding doesnt really guarantee a good crop here. Some of these varieties need a 2-3 week jump start.

The corn is no till & the potatoes are trenched in by hand. About 400 sq ft. 30" square grid pattern for the corn.

Last of all the plant in the background is my 150 sq ft plant which I may or may not have gotten a good pollination on today.
 



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