[Market-farming] sweet corn shoots

wildernessflowers at comcast.net wildernessflowers at comcast.net
Thu Feb 3 12:41:48 EST 2005


hi janet 

 just to let you know on this thread 

 sprouts are now being produced as animal  feed as well  lots of bang fo rthe buck little water high nutritional  value...all kinds of   critters.... from chickens and sheep to steers, cattle and even water buffalo .... love 'em 
--martin 
3 Roy Crawford Lane
Santa Fe' New Mexico
87505
cell 505 9203421
office/fax 505 9898337


> I have compiled information about corn shoots, sunflower shoots, pea 
> shoots, and microgreens, some of it from  Growing for Market articles 
> (thanks Lynn!).  Would be glad to send on request.  Please request 
> off-line via ATTRA's toll-free number 1-800-346-9140  or e-mail to me.  
> The quick explanation of the basic process:  the seeds are spread in 
> flats of soilless mix, kept moist, and the baby plants are cut when they 
> are 2-6 inches tall, depending on what you are growing. 
> 
> Beth Spaugh wrote:
> 
> >
> >> I don't grow sweet corn because of limited space, but have a chef who 
> >> would like sweet corn shoots. Seems to me they could be spaced close 
> >> together and would not take the space for long in the season. Can 
> >> anyone give me advice about cultural methods and any particular 
> >> varietal characteristics to look for please?
> >
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> > Beth Spaugh
> > Rehoboth Homestead
> > 66 Jabez Allen Road
> > Peru NY 12972
> >
> -- 
> 
> Janet Bachmann
> Agriculture Specialist
> National Center for Appropriate Technology
> P.O. Box 3657
> Fayetteville, AR  72702
> (479)442-9824
> (479)442-9842 fax
> janetb at ncat.org 
> www.attra.ncat.org
> 
> 
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