CAN CORN STILL GET EARS WITH PLANTING CLOSE TOGETHER

by CATHY
(FOMBELL PA USA)

MY STALKS ARE BIG BUT PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER BUT THEY ARE BIGGER THAN EVEN THE FARMERS CORN AROUND HERE,I AM SICK OF PEOPLE TELLING ME THIS AND THE CORN IS TALL AND GREEN AND NO BUGS.

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Jul 31, 2011
Planting corn close together
by: Senior Poppa. Bir UK

Experience has shown that corn stalks need space enough around them to let the sun in otherwise each corn stalk will not produce at least the 2 corns they should, ie: one ear on each side of each stalk, like our ears!

Although corn needs planting in blocks or at least several rows to make sure the wind pollenates the corn ears, there might not be enough nutrients and water to share if many plants are crowded TOO close together.

Would be interested to hear if you do get a good crop of ears especially if they seem so healthy right now. P

Aug 01, 2011
Corn Planted Too Close
by: Ellen

My corn was planted close it came up and even started to form ears of corn until the deer came along. Lost all of it what was left of the stalks the three goats and Buford { a donkey} really enjoyed it. How close is your corn planted? Mine was at least six inches a part and it came up even being down in a Forrest with partial shade. Really would like to hear how your corn does and if you got to eat any. I live in North East Georgia.

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