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I decided to statr a garden this year and grew tomatoes and corn all is going well but I dont know much about growing either of the two. I was wondering about how much water to give the tomatoes? I ahve heard sometinig about limiting water for them. And 2nd is that I planted three seeds to ea hole because of low germination. Now there are three plants to ea hole. They are
8-10 in high, do I remove the smaller of the three corn plants?
 

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Wow, turbosuzi.. this has been posted for a week and no one answered.:swow: .. The tomatoes need to have consistant water-- if you water hard then stop - they'll wilt.

The corn should be at least 12 inches apart so Yes I would say to remove all but the healthest satlk-- Mine got infested with flea beetles and I had to pull them before they they could silk... WAYYYYY too hot here in Texas to replant now...
Maybe kicking this up the list will get some more experienced- gardeners to respond :)
 

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Like he said, consistent water. If it has been too dry and then you get a big rain, the tomatoes will crack.
 

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When it comes to watering i seem to do trial and error on how much.most of my growing season so far has been wet so no need to water till now.When i plant corn i put them in rows spaced a inch or two apart and thin it out when a few inches high to 6" inches apart and 2 feet between rows.I plant them alittle closer together then normal because of the limited amount of space i have and i still get good ears of corn.I grow tomatoes also and they grow best in very warm and humid weather YUK!!.
 

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Corn needs to be about the 12 inch apart mark. you can plant closer, but your ears will not get as big. Tomatos is consistant watering. Just got hot and dry enough here to have to water. every 2-3 days I give the a good soaking. Drip emitters that Iuse for them are suppose to put out 3 gallons a hour. So I run the water about 1 hour at a time. :goodl: Sorry I didn't see the post earlier in the week.
 

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Guess a bunch of us missed this post! Be careful thinning out your corn, you want to make sure the ones you leave are in the ground . If the extras come up nice you can replant them and expand your crop.

When you water use enough to dampen the soil at least 4 inches deep.
 

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I have found that to cut off the extra corn stocks is less stressful on the remaining stock.
 

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We have always planted 3 seeds together, about 12 inches apart.

1 for the Lord, 1 for the crow, 1 for us.....

Never thinned them out.

But here is something we do.

When the ears start to make their silks we oil our corn.....
 

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We have always planted 3 seeds together, about 12 inches apart.

1 for the Lord, 1 for the crow, 1 for us.....

Never thinned them out.

But here is something we do.

When the ears start to make their silks we oil our corn.....
OIL THE CORN??? can you explain :confused:
 

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OIL THE CORN??? can you explain :confused:

When the ears start to show their silks, take a (new) clean oil can, the squirt type. Put some mineral oil in the oil can. Once a week or so stick the end of the oil can down in the silks a little ways and put just a drop of oil in each silk. Worms normally enter the ear of corn thru the silk, the worms do not like to crawl thru the oil. We normally put 400-600 ears of corn in the freezer each yr. hardly ever see any worms on the corn. :thThumbsU

I thought someone might ask about oiling the corn, It does sound kinda odd, doesn't it? :ROF
 
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