Corn blowing over

Discussion in 'Common Vegetables' started by archeryrob, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. It rained all spring, then it started a small summer spell with little rain. Now it rains hard and blows hard once the corn it wet and flattens it over once the soil is soft. I stood it up once and packed around them and a week later its down again in a different direction. 

    Will it stand back up, Is this normal or should I just mow it and call it a loss? 
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    we've had to stand our corn up and re-pack the roots 2-3 times....     The corn was fine.....  however, since then, I plant the seeds deeper, in a trench, to get deeper root holding power....   seems to work....  although it still blows over and produces good ears....

    I did start planting it closer together...  6" in the rows and rows 8" apart...  getting 5 rows in one bed 60' long....  that gave me 600 corn plants in that bed...  they stood up really good...   Lots of corn... at least 2 ears per plant sometimes 3....  took LOTS of ammonium sulfate and LOTS of water but what the hey.....   Good corn is awesome...
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was surprised to discover that ordinary off-the-shelf popcorn can be viable. I started some seed, squirrels got some of it but not all. Funny thing, the tallest plant is from a seed stolen by a squirrel and planted elsewhere in the garden, so it stands alone. I have some ears. I want Linda's grandson to see them on the plant.

    I don't expect any big harvest but I just like the look of corn. Next year I plan to grow it intermingled with sunflowers.

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