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Gardening Tip of the Day

If your corn crop didn’t produce well last season it could be due to several of these common problems:
* Seeds were planted too close together and became overcrowded.
* Plants did not receive enough fertilizer. Corn is a heavy feeder and especially needs nitrogen for optimal development.
* Crop was not adequately weeded or watered when weather was dry.
* Weather was too cold before corn could mature. Try using a hybrid corn variety bred for shorter growing seasons.
* Corn was poorly pollinated. To prevent poor pollination, plant corn in blocks instead of long rows.
* Crop was not rotated or stalks were left in the garden over the winter. Rotate corn to a different place every year and remove old foliage to prevent disease and insect problems. Plant a cover crop to renew soil where corn was growing.

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Fordhook Farm
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At Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA, the historical farm of the Burpee Company, we have a diversity of gardens; mature woodlots with understory shade Perennial gardens, full sun Annual and Perennial gardens, Ornamental gardens with sun and shade, Container gardens, and of course, Vegetable gardens in field rows and in raised beds.  Read more about Fordhook Farm.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • If your corn crop didn’t produce well last season it could be due to several of these common problems:
    * Seeds were planted too close together and became overcrowded.
    * Plants did not receive enough fertilizer. Corn is a heavy feeder and especially needs nitrogen for optimal development.
    * Crop was not adequately weeded or watered when weather was dry.
    * Weather was too cold before corn could mature. Try using a hybrid corn variety bred for shorter growing seasons.
    * Corn was poorly pollinated. To prevent poor pollination, plant corn in blocks instead of long rows.
    * Crop was not rotated or stalks were left in the garden over the winter. Rotate corn to a different place every year and remove old foliage to prevent disease and insect problems. Plant a cover crop to renew soil where corn was growing.