Monday, June 13, 2011

Corn in the backyard 2011, week 4

June 12
Height = 28 inches
Last week's growing degree days = 180
Historical average growing degree days = 136

Growing degree days since planting = 617
Historical average since planting = 504

Another warmer than average week resulted in greater than average growth. The plant height is 11 inches ahead of where it was at this time in 2009, but the 2011 corn has had 143 extra growing degree days this time around. The 2010 corn had been planted three weeks earlier, and had only managed 9.5 inches of growth by the fourth week of measurements. As this next week is forecast to be cooler than average most of the week, it will be exciting to see what effect that has on plant growth.

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  1. What? No post regarding whatever it is that you found for Karen with your metal detector?