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Corn question

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The corn seed YB gave me last year has produced very nice plants..they are about 4 ft tall and very healthy. I planted in corn mounds and am very pleased so far.

So what's my question? Well, I am in Zone 8. Since the sweet corn has done so well, I bought some silver queen to plant as the directions on back of packet said could plant until July. The Almanac planting guide said plant in April.

So, can I plant the silver queen? Am I too late?

YB
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June 1st is the last date

I am told for your zone, You can try it... Just don't cross pollinate with the Heirloom I gave you..

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Thanks. And if I take an ear

Thanks. And if I take an ear of what you gave me and dry it...I can use for next year right?

YB
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Correct,

You can save Heirloom seeds but not Hybrids which is what the Silver Queen is.

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Cool. You are probably going

Cool. You are probably going to die when you see how I did them in my raised bed, but so far so good. Since I moved all my raised beds to my front yard, I'm much more aware of how fast corn really does grow..lol. I'm no stranger to growing it, it's just when I was kid I never paid attention to the preparation, etc at my Grandma's house. Only the hard labor of shucking and canning it..whew hot in the kitchen with no A/C back then! You can see the pictures: http://simplelifesforme.blogspot.com/

YB
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Sweet pic's

but where is the pic of you frolicking around the garden???

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Ha ha! I'm a pretty

Ha ha! I'm a pretty sight..walking around here in my ceil blue crocs and old scrubs..I'd say my garden is much prettier...lol

YB
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Fine...

A pic of you in your garden in scrubs....
should be a "nice" one >;^>

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