Corn in five gallon buckets.

Tampa, FL

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)


Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

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)

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

Tampa, FL

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

Tampa, FL

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

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