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Tampa, FL

May 26, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9139078

I have never grow corn before and decided to try it for the first time in buckets. It worked more or less!

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Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9140443



Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9140579

Corn has to be grown very close together for good pollination.

The tassles at the top produce the pollen, which must fall down onto the silks below for pollination to occur. Each silk is attached to a corn kernel. Corn is wind pollinated, although honeybees can help with pollination. It's best to sow corn in blocks of (minimum) four to take advantage of wind direction.

I'm doing this from memory, I haven't grown corn for over thirty years!
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9140730

I tried growing corn 2 years ago, they yellowed from the ground upwards. What caused that?
Tampa, FL

May 27, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9140748

Thanks for the pollination info. I will grow four or more next time!
Tampa, FL

May 27, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9140752

I have bees although I saw very few of them around the corn.

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