Early Beans and Sweet Corn

The weather has turned mild and it seems that we have seen the last of the frost until Fall. The UT Extension Office stays that it’s likely ok to start a crop of early beans and corn in West Tennessee. We live in the southwestern corner of Tennessee on the border of USDA zones 7b and 8a. Usually we wait until after April 15 to plant, but I decided to go ahead and try some now.

We planted a hybrid sweet corn called On Deck from Burpee seeds and two varieties of heirloom bush beans from Baker Creek: Landreth Stringless and Purple Dove. The corn should be ready in about 63 days and the beans in 55 days.

edit- the basil I started is doing well as are the butterfly weed seedlings


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