Friday, March 13, 2009

We have to try Corn this year

All the research points to the fact that corn is not a cash crop and we understand that. Many say that corn is a waste of time because the yield and amount of space required outweighs the benefits. Yeah we get that too, but nonetheless, it's corn and it has been the main stay of families and cultures for centuries. As part of our plan to maximize what we grow on our small plot of land we want to utilize our land in the most efficient way possible. Will we get somethings wrong, yeah probably. But with anything we have to venture into the unknown so that we can understand both its rewards and punishments


ChristyACB said...

I hear you on the corn. But we still have to try, yes? Those fresh ears are too delicious to pass up.

I'm growing very small amounts also. Not sacrificing space but experimenting.

I'm using the Three Sisters method, which was in use by most tribes that ate corn. Give it a look up. Very nice way to maximize product in small spaces.

ATW said...

I did some research on the Three sister method and this is awesome!! My corn have sprouted up and I still have some beans that need to be planted. Im going to plant two bean seeds per stalk. If your successful please post some pics on your site. I would love to see how this turns out. I hope I am successful