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Corn 2011

22 Aug

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Some of these look fantastic.

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But since I was on vacation when the ears started to produce silk – this is what some of them look like.

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Still tasted sweet and yummy!

The back row I grew from seed and since they didn’t germinate that well, I bought a supplemental six pack of seedlings and planted them in front. There are only two rows so this could explain the bad pollination rate. Corn is wind pollinated and pollen from the top tassels need reach the silk from each corn ear.

The front row produced silk earlier so I was able to help the pollination process. Hence producing bigger, fuller cobs.

As the wind can cross pollinate different types of corn, on the otherside of the building, I planted a small plot of popping corn.

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I wish I had more seeds but this is all that grew. Looking good so far.