Posts Tagged "Corn"

Corny Facts!

We, at Green Thumb Farms are often asked “what is the difference between the corn you grow and the corn we eat?”.  We stumbled upon this website by The Family Farm Project which helps to answer that very question. Types of Corn Dent (Zea mays indenata) Dent corn is often used as livestock feed, in industrial products, or to make processed foods. Dent corn is also frequently referred to as “field” corn. Either white or yellow, dent kernels contain both hard and soft starch that become indented at maturity. Flint (Zea mays indurata) Flint corn, also known as Indian...

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No-Till Farming!

No-till farming is a way for a farmer to plant a crop and control weeds without turning the soil.  Traditional plowing is effective at weed control but reduces a farms’ long- term productivity by exposing rich top soil containing organic matter to the surface and breaking up clods that naturally turn into soil.  This organic matter makes soil more nutritious for plants and it holds onto water ensuring proper hydration.  With no-till farming the valuable top soil is less exposed to run-off as well as wind erosion. No-till is new to Green Thumb Farms.  This past winter we purchased a...

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Late Fall Means….

Corn As we step into November and corn harvesting is upon us it is a sure sign that snow is soon to follow.  This week we are in full swing corn mode, with three combines stripping the dry husks from their stalks the 600+ acres are making their way to the dryer quickly!  These pictures show a combine emptying corn into a truck that will take the corn to a centralized location where we dry and store it to be purchased later.  After the combine gathers the corn from the stalk the remaining stalks are mowed down and then tilled into the ground.  The stalks provide valuable nutrients to the soil...

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Plants, plants everywhere!

We are happy to report the potato plants and corn stalks are getting bigger by the day.  We have had incredible weather to support young plant growth.  We look forward to the potato blossoms later this...

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