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Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

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Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  TLH on 8/21/2011, 10:23 pm

Thanks, but no pregnant corn. Don't know what is wrong.


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Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  Goosegirl on 8/21/2011, 11:23 pm

I have short stalks, some little ears, and 2 good batches of corn smut. I may just have to find some recipes for that, since it is a delicacy in some parts!



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Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  squaredeal on 8/22/2011, 4:41 pm

Since I love corn, I was curious about your situation and did a quick Google search "corn all stalk no ears". Several replies came up. One - variety is late to silk (most common). Two - too much nitrogen in the soil relative to calcium and potassium. Three - planted too close together. Four - water more to help silks to develop.

And, a surprise to me, genetists are trying to grow earless corn! Apparently, earless corn is more efficient for biofuel production - they want the stalk and leaves not the ears.

My corn planted early May did fine - I should have planted the whole box at that time. The latter corn has been miserable. I'm sticking to the early corn varieties next year, and planting all at once. Best chance to avoid scorching heat and drought. Last year, in row garden, early corn did great, later corn no ears. Same result, but more work and more weeds than SFG


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Re: Any tips on getting corn to thrive?

Post  greenmom on 5/1/2012, 3:09 pm

I'm glad to see that some of you have started corn indoors, although Mel recommends against it. I have corn in organic seed starting mix in 3" paper pots. I plan to carefully tear the bottom off. For next time, I'm going to try starting them in upright toilet paper tubes, figuring I can plant them directly into the soil without disturbing the roots at all. Has anyone tried that? Any advice?


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