Sweet corn seeds wth...

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Son said that corn seed this year is higher... he is planning on planting 12 acres for silage... to fill the bunker...and we do not plant the real expensive stuff... afraid to ask what it will cost...
I saw onion sets at the co-op yesterday and they said seed potatoes were coming in Monday...

Not ready for gardening yet... it is only Feb and we will get some more real cold yet here in the western part...
 
The price for sweet corn seed went up about ten years ago, and has stayed high. They cross it in so many ways it is hard to know which ones to grow.
I use to grow sweet corn to sell at a local Amish auction and $4 to $5 a dozen was the norm. With the advance of varieties that were resistant to worms and tolerant to herbicides (GMOs?), I watched the price come down as bigger growers got in. No money in it for someone like me.
I still grow the old kind for family use, the kind you must spray and cultivate with a hoe.
 
Anyone grow "Country Gentleman"... white shoepeg corn? It is pretty good for an old open pollinated variety.. doesn't get quite as starchy as fast as other old varieties...
And the older "Peaches and Cream" bi-color... was my mom's favorite...
 
Silver queen , Peaches and cream ,G-90, Silver King are the varieties I plant. I have packs of each in the freezer from last year . Haven't priced any this year . Still early.
 
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