|Seed starting stand, sunroom. 5.12.15|
I'm not accustomed to planting squashes and corn indoors in containers. That may be needed here due to cool spring season soil and temps. Yesterday and today are cool and rainy.
I have planted most of the winter squash seeds, the summer squashes, green and yellow zucchinis.
Today I planted sweet corn, Trinity Hybrid, sold as a cool tolerant, early bearing variety that may work here.
LaCrosse Seed lists Trinity as "Trinity is a homozygous sugary enhancer bicolor with a clean compact plant, refined ear and good husk protection." Purdue states, Sugar enhancer sweet corn "has a higher sugar content and is more tender than standard sweet corn" also "Isolation Requirements All sweet corn types should be isolated from field corn pollen by a distance of 250 ft. or by a tasseling date of 14 days. Supersweet (sh2 ) varieties must be isolated from standard (su) and sugar-enhanced (se) types by a distance of 250 ft. or by a tasseling date of 14 days. If not isolated, kernels of both varieties will be starchy instead of sweet.". There is no nearby field corn. I also have seed for Early Sunglow Hybrid which is an su type. Continuing, "It is not essential to isolate sugar-enhanced (se) sweet corn from standard sweet corn: cross-pollination will not result in starchy kernels. However, isolation will permit the full expression of the sugar-enhanced traits. To maintain purity of color, white corn should be isolated from yellow or bi-color corn. Pollen from yellow or bi-color corn will cause some yellow kernels in white varieties. Pollen from yellow corn will lead to extra yellow kernels in bi-color varieties. Pollen from white corn will not affect yellow or bi-color varieties" So I may decide to either plant the Early Sunglow 2 weeks later, or distant from the Trinity. Complicated.