Re: [gardeners] gardening stuff

David G. Smith (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 20:47:02 -0400

I remember my father telling me years ago (I was maybe 6 or 8) that corn
was something that couldn't be transplanted easily.  I'd be interested to
hear how yours does.


At 08:01 AM 4/24/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Gardeners,
>    I'm attempting to do something that I have never done before, that
>is transplanting corn plants. I planted 7 rows of Guadalupe Gold, sweet
>corn, that germinated about 50%. Friday evening I started conslidating
>into about 4 rows by moving the plants from the other 3. The plant
>spacing was so far apart and so irregular that pollination would have
>been a real iffy. Have any of you had any experience transplanting corn?
>Can it be done successfully?
>    I have been reading that there is a germination problem with tomato,
>corn, pepper, beans, and some other seeds grown during the drought. The
>G-90 bicolor sweet corn that I planted is 3 years old and still
>germinated at 100%. We are actually thinning it out for proper spacing.
>I had the same germination problem with the Blue Lake pole beans. The
>left over Roma and Top Crop green bush beans also germinated at 100%.
>    I guess you  folks in the upper midwest are having a difficult time
>trying to get your gardens in with all the rain. We had that problem
>here 3 springs ago. My sandy soil drains rapidly so I was suprised that
>I could work it as soon as I could. Our family garden had been in Gulf
>Coast Black Gumbo that was heavy, sticky, and stayed wet for a long
>time. When it dried it got hard.
>    I am going to get my okra planted sometime this weekend. It is
>certainly warm enough for okra now. I have been gardening in shorts and
>light colored shirts most of the week. Predictions for high temperatures
>to reach 90 one or more days this coming week.
>    Happy Gardening,
>    Allen
>    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx