We have been prepping the Corn Maze area for a while piling chicken manure into the mixture. If you follow the blog, you might remember a while back when it looked like this:
The wood chips have rotted well with all the chicken manure added and it has broken down enough for us to plant in, though still a bit strong.
We decided today to plant our corn starts in and intersperse with sown corn. The corn maze leads directly into a purple pole bean “tunnel” which opens up into the sunflower fort.
We felt that the mulch was still pretty strong so we gave it a good mix and created two rows of parallel troughs. We filled the rows with a bit of sunshine mix. Photo below is not a great photo but will give you a general idea.
I was tasked with laying out the starts while Chris planted behind me. We spaced them further apart then the picture shows. (about 5-6 inches)
The idea was to plant the outer most rows with the corn starts and the inner rows with the seeds.
Afterwards we covered them up in the mix, and then surrounded them with the mulch/compost. Ended up looking like this: (you can barely see the corn in the photo — but they are there!)
I will be sure to take photos as it grows and fills in.