James Colbert wrote:I think (don't know) that the mounds act like raised beds. It allows for loose soil that can hold water and nutrients without the risk of drowning roots as could be the case in heavy clay soils. You could make one or a few long raised bed and divide it into 18" wide mounds. This would probably be easier than making each individual mound. 500 mounds could probably done in a reasonable amount of time using this method (perhaps a few days to a couple of weeks). May I ask what you will do with 1000 to 1500 heads of corn? Will they be for sale? Or are you making a bunch of cornmeal? Tortillas? Sounds delicious
John Polk wrote:My experience has been that squash/pumpkin/gourd always seem to do better in big mounds.
The fruits can trail down the mounds.
I have considered doing hugle mounds. Space them apart, and next year, build the mounds in this year's spaces.
Eventually, you could flatten the mounds to create one large 'raised bed' of OM rich soil.
Elisabeth Tea wrote:How many mounds do I need to plant per person who is eating? Corn dries well, so if I wanted a year's supply for one adult (perhaps only eating corn once per week) how many would I want to plant? I know that results may vary, so let's just say that my average production will be the same as your average production.