Here are my 16 corn plants that are being grown in earthtainer scrap pieces. About a month ago, I incorrectly stated that they were 16" deep....Well, they are actually 10". Anyway, there's alot to say about this picture.....First off, notice the plants leaning to the right. This is because the plants are located at the edge of the woods, and are growing toward the sun's rays - which are only available for 5 1/2 hours per day. Also, notice the cage around them. These are some 3 sided tomato cages that were put together around the planters, in hopes of supporting the plants as they grow taller. I'll probably use sticks running crossways thru the cage, and tie each plant to them. (Anything to prevent the corn from falling over!) Also, I'll probably drape some bird netting over it, to keep the squirrels out!
Photo below - the 4x9 box next to the woods, that has the white potatoes, and recent planting of cowpeas in it. Man, those taters take a long time to mature! The cowpeas are growing very good, and hopefully will provide plenty for us to eat later.
Photo below - the new melon box, and as you can see - everything has it's true leaves now. The only problem, is that a pest of some kind is doing a little bit of damage to the leaves on some of them. Hmmm....i'll have to apply some pretty aggressive chemicals to solve that problem.
Photo below - The butternut squash in the 18 gallon swc. So far, so good.....Oh! The bare spot in the front right corner is where I planted some nasturtium seed. Hopefully, this will help deter some damaging bugs later...
And finally, here are my parent's red potatoes in the earthtainer scrap pieces. These things need to hurry up, because (even though it's not recommended) I've got sweet potato slips almost ready to plant in their place. I started mine mid-march, and they're pretty much ready! I'll have to take a picture of that, sometime....
Take care, and happy gardening!