Planting Spring Gardens: Corn

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Corn will sprout sooner in a spring garden if it can be germinated in fertile soil. Plant corn for spring with the tips in this free video on gardening and farming from a professional organic gardener. View Video Transcript

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Daniel Botkin

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Hi, Danny Botkin from Laughing Dog Farm. We're here planting corn on a sunny spring day, but not in the typical way. Most people plant corn with seed, right into the field. But we like to jump the gun, that is, we want corn to grow sooner than what you can germinate it in the field. Usually to grow this corn in the field you'd have to wait for the soil to be around 60 degrees. But since we germinated this corn in the hoop-house, we can cut possibly as much as three weeks to a month off the growing time. Now hopefully we haven't waited too long, and we can still separate these seedlings; and it looks like we're going to be okay. Now given that this bed is ultra fertile, has been completely enriched with mulch, and manure, and compost, we don't have to do a darn thing here. We can just very smoothly start punching in a double row of little corn seedlings; of course we go for the big ones first. A double row is what we're looking for here.