I got a soil test kit to see if I could learn anything about my
problems with the corn.
According to it, the pH of a sample from the corn field is over 7.5 and
it has no measurable nutrients.
The pH agrees with my meter; in fact it is actually 7.8. I don't know
what to make of the other measurements other than that a peat pot shows
some nitrogen and a pH of around 6.5 which is what corn likes.
On Tuesday I put corn seed in 4 peat pots and 4 plastic containers with
soil from the corn field.
By Thursday all the corn had sprouted and today they are two inches
high and have about that much root sticking out the bottom.
Today one in the soil is just breaking through the top.
Buy stock in peat moss. I am going to start a run on it this Spring.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: http://schmidling.com/pow.htm
Astronomy, Beer, Cheese, Fiber,Gems, Sausage,Silver