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Acemoose wrote:
My blue corn plant has been growing BEAUTIFULLY on my balcony but it got to be so tall (almost 8 feet tall, and about to train itself over the balcony "ceiling") that I had to "prune" it, thinking that if I did, then the ears would still develop on the sides of the stalk. Imagine my horror when , after I lopped off the top 1 foot of the corn plant, to see that I had also lopped off the developing TASSEL!!!!! Oh NO!! Did I just "neuter" my corn plant????
PS -- the photo shows the corn plant when it was still relatively "short". The fan is because the neighbors on the adjoining balcony smoke like chimneys.

This message was edited Aug 16, 2012 10:42 AM


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