corn sprouting

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  1. suburbanite

    suburbanite Well-Known Member

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    I'm growing a short season corn, trying to slip in a batch before the November frosts. I just noticed that it is up sprouting today.

    Any suggestions for protecting it organically from birds and bugs that wanna eat it?
     
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    A light-weight floating row cover works well.
     

  3. suburbanite

    suburbanite Well-Known Member

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    Ok, maine, I'll try that. How high should the corn be before I take the row-cover off, such that the bluejays or crows don't eat the seedlings?

    (right now I have them under dole fruit-cups--the plastic cups that the single-serving fruit salad comes in, but they'll soon be too tall for that, and I do have row-cover cloth.)