Re: Garden 2012
The Green Beans and Peas should be fine a frost won't hurt them until they are up. the Corn I'm not so sure about. The ground temperature needs to be 55 degrees for it to germinate. If planted too early and a lot of rain comes the seed can rot. I believe our ground temps are there now. But they are predicting rain Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday this week so I won't plant corn untill at least next week and maybe a week earlier.
I planted corn early last year and it did not germinate, my second planting the deere ate, the third planting was so thin I tilled it under and only got corn from the fourth planting. This is Iowa for crying out loud and anyone can grow corn! But my experience last year was an eye opener.
I never did any soil tests, but suspect that there may have been ag chemicals rom the previous year of field corn that messed up my sweet corn?