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Like it says on the tin!
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About 16 individual sub irrigated planters, two kernels sown in each
About 16 individual sub irrigated planters, two kernels sown in each
 
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William Bronson wrote:Like it says on the tin!



in just plain water??

...and in a green house surely!
 
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They were outside since mid February or so.
In soil, with water reservoir.
There was a real chance they would rot, but it worked out.
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Here's one with the top off
Here
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This shows the bottom. The lid had a slit in it to allow water while containing soil and roots.
This shows the bottom. The lid had a slit in it to allow water while containing soil and roots.
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I pushed the root ball up and out.
I pushed the root ball up and out.
 
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William Bronson wrote:They were outside since mid February or so.
In soil, with water reservoir.
There was a real chance they would rot, but it worked out.



Do you do this every year???   What strain is this?  ....or just known as winter corn?    of course I want to know where you got this variety from!

if I didn't have your sunchokes growing here in the mountains, I'd have a really hard time believing corn could grow here in MT in Febraury!

WOW
 
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The variety is Sunglow, a very  short day to harvest type.
I've never tried this before, this year was the first time.
The winter sowing technique is not recommend for corn, it's said to tend to rot.
I was hoping the micro climate in each little sub irrigated planter would prevail, and it seems to have worked.
I suspect there was no growth for a long time, but being able to place corn seedlings outside and forget about them till they were ready was excellent.
They were looking a little peaked,  when I looked at them yesterday,  but I could tell they were getting water.
I sidedressed them with some nitrogen,  crossing my fingers it should work out fine.
 
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What a fun experiment!  I hope that the transplants thrive.
 
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William Bronson wrote:The variety is Sunglow, a very  short day to harvest type. .

....growth for a long time, but being able to place corn seedlings outside and forget about them till they were ready was excellent.
They were looking a little peaked,  when I looked at them yesterday,  but I could tell they were getting water.
I sidedressed them with some nitrogen,  crossing my fingers it should work out fine.



Thanks William!  

Awesome if they grow to maturity!  Hope I can replicate that in the mountains south of you next year if yours make it.
 
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