How to Grow Container Corn

How to grow corn in containers. How to select the seed, mix the soil, use microorganisms and humus to increase drought resistance and nutrient use, mulching, fertilizing, pollination and when to harvest! for articles, podcast schedule and to contact me.
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25 Responses to “How to Grow Container Corn”

  1. this is my first time EVER growing corn, I love this idea! Thank you for showing this video.

  2. nice melons

  3. HackerGuitarist Reply May 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

    a killer bod and skilz .. nice !

  4. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Hi Slakerjames!
    The neem oil comes from a neem tree (which I am growing here in south fla). This is an organic pest and disease control. If you google it it is a miracle tree with tons of uses. You must spray the plants every few days because it is a natural treatment, especially if you have heavy rainfall. Good Luck, Nurse Amy

  5. Hi Amy, thanks for the ideas on pest control. I like the idea of planting a companion plant that the beasties don’t like. Can I ask what neem oil is or what it’s derived from? Maybe we call it something different. I’d like to use things on food plants that isn’t going to bio-accumulate something better not eaten in the final crop. Cheers, James

  6. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Discernaoftruth , You are welcome! Just make sure you drill LOTS of 1/4 inch holes all over the sides and bottom of the containers. Muddy soil is terrible for bacteria and fungi (life in the soil) which will lead to diseases. Keep the soil deeply watered, but not too muddy. Thanks for the really nice comments, Nurse Amy

  7. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 3:10 am

    You are right, if we have a major collapse families will have to deal with many health issues that are dealt with currently by our medical system. You may have been suggesting I do a video on the issues you mentioned, and I will add this to my list. Nutrition and exercise may become our PRIMARY prevention (it should be now also) and adjunct treatment to increase healing. Thanks for your comments, Nurse Amy

  8. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Neem oil mixed with a few drops of peppermint or tea tree essential oil and water is a great disease and pest control and treatment. In place of the essential oils, I use Dr Bronner’s castile soap in peppermint or tea tree variety, which acts as an even better insecticidal soap with the neem oil and water. Aphids and white flies also HATE citronella plants, which I am now using as companion plants in all of my containers.
    Every day I learn something new in the garden. Nurse Amy

  9. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 4:56 am

    That’s the problem growing in containers. The soil is “virgin” and usually absent of good ammendments and soil life, that’s why I add some helpful things to bring the soil to life. It’s a pain in the tushy, but plants have to have “food” sourses and mycorrhizae fungi to deliver the “food” to the plants. Mycorrhizae fungi are vital for plant health and disease resistance. Nurse Amy

  10. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 5:11 am

    LOL>>> Yes I did sneak into a national park garden and “borrow” some seeds. The ground was muddy and I had sandals on, had to bend the plant over to grab the corn cob and I had to climb over a wooden fence in and out. It was quite an ordeal! I tucked the huge corn cob under my shirt as we hurried to the car. Stealth execution…hehe, Nurse Amy

  11. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Hi eegj1,
    I purchase my fungi online. This is the website megagro DOT com/mycoboost-1lb.htm . It’s called mycoboost by MegaGro. The powder form can be added to the wateringcan, made into a paste for seeds covering, or added directly into the seed planting hole. Good luck! Nurse Amy

  12. Where do you get the fungi you added?

  13. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Anonwoohoo, Good luck with your garden! It’s so awesome to eat food you grow.
    Thanks for the nice comment, Amy

  14. Thank you very much. Very informative! I am growing corn, cucumbers and green beans this year; gonna be epic!

  15. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I know. Just trying to rescue seeds that may be lost forever.

  16. oooh! You stole seed from a national park! You a bad,bad girl.

  17. You dont really need these things but if you grow in containers in soil thats not properly seasoned it helps to have all these additives. Today’s commercial farmers make our ancestors look like a bunch of dummies lol.

  18. That’s because people didn’t make communities in areas with terrible soil, they lived where the soil was fertile and they only grew what they needed to eat. In suburban South Florida, our soil has a high pH, which is bad for growing veggies. Our only options are containers or raised beds, hence my videos for these choices. If you have great soil, plant in the ground! If needed I will up my composting and do what I have to, or I will get outta dodge and move to fertile ground. Thanks, Nurse Amy

  19. Ok I have a dead serious question here. It seems gardeners love all these soil amendments to death, but how did they do it 300 years ago? Cant expect people to garden with things that are shipped in.

  20. LOL, growing old gives you two things. Wisdom and Wrinkles…and i don’t know which is worse! Knowing NOW what you didn’t know when you were younger? Or looking like you know NOW what you didn’t know!
    My wrinkles thank you very much!
    Nurse Amy

  21. Did I said Milf?

  22. Thanks for the kind words. We have Doom and Bloom. Net you may want to check out for more information and articles. The podcast is about medical preparedness, gardening, herbal remedies and interview interesting guests. Thanks, Nurse Amy (and Dr.Bones)

  23. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks TheGrunge619! I hope your corn does well. Make sure you always use NEEM oil mixed with water every couple of days and after a rain for organic pest control. Also use an organic balanced fertilizer every two weeks. We have podcast you may be interested in called Doom and Bloom Hour on Blog Talk radio every Saturday at 9pm eastern time. Thanks, Nurse Amy

  24. drbonespodcast Reply May 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    It’s planting season here in South Florida again so I will be doing more videos soon. I’m also going to do some medical videos! Thanks again, Nurse Amy

  25. nurse amy you are an angel.I will try to grow the corn this summer december to March in Australia and let you know how they you are also very beautiful.