Monday, April 15, 2013

Planting grain corn/homemade seed spacer & hole puncher

I got a really nifty variety of green dent corn from the USDA to try out.




Green kernels - how cool is that?



100 seeds just hit the ground last week. Should be popping up soon.

The next question is, of course, "David the Good... how is it you made such nifty rows?"

American ingenuity, my friend. American ingenuity.

I made this seed planter/spacer a couple years ago. The little rounded dowel pegs on the bottom are exactly 6" apart. The pegs on the very ends are 3" from the edge of the planter. Line it up, kick it with your foot, and boom! Nice neat holes for your corn, beans or whatever. Making it took about a half-hour. Time well spent.

I'll let you know how this corn does. I'm trying multiple varieties of grain corn this year to see what does well here in Florida.

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2 Comments:

At April 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Arisia said...

Are you planting all the varieties together? Won't they cross pollinate? Or maybe you aren't going to save seed.

 
At April 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Good question.

No - I'm staggering plantings so they're not at the silk stage at the same time. Plus, I've got a couple different properties I'm borrowing. These are for saving, most definitely.

 

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