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Tips on growing corn?

Tips on growing corn? Topic: Tips on growing corn?
July 20, 2019 / By Euan
Question: So i'm not sure what type of corn it is, it is now about 5ft yahoo won't allow me to post any picture of it. It's planted in soil beneath tanbark (not my doing) and I water it on low for about 15 minutes each day there are two plants. Any tips? The bottom Prongs are starting to dry up and wither. It's 103 daily right now..
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Cooper Cooper | 7 days ago
emperatures: Corn germinates poorly in cool soil, it likes warmer temperatures. Optimum growth occurs in 65° to 75° F (18° to 24° C) weather, and does well up to 90° F (32° C), but it does very poorly at temperatures of 100° F (38° C) or above. Spacing: Corn rows should be at least 3 feet (1 m) apart, and each plant should be a minimum of 9 inches (23 cm) apart. Plant in blocks so the wind can pollinate the corn properly. Planting: When planting, put down a balanced fertilizer like 15-15-15 or 5-5-5. If the weather is warm, sow seeds 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep. If planting in the middle of hot summer weather, sow up to 4 inches (10 cm) deep. Side-Dressing: Corn is a heavy feeder and needs to have fertilizer put along the root zone on one side of each row (side-dressing) a few times throughout its growing cycle. Side-dress once when the corn is around 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Side-dress on the other side of the row when you see tassels forming on the plants. Watering: Water corn as needed. Corn needs at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water per week. If you have no rain, give the soil a good soaking and then allow the soil to dry between waterings. Have some care though and don’t water corn from above, because that can wash the pollen off the tassels and you won’t get any corn! Avoid Cross Pollination: Keep different corn cultivars at least 400 yards (365 m) apart, or plant so they tassel two weeks apart to avoid any possibility of cross pollination. Harvesting: Three weeks after corn silks appear on the ears, carefully pull back part of the husk and pierce a kernel with your thumbnail. If the liquid that comes out is milky white, the sweet corn is ripe and ready to eat.
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Cooper Originally Answered: How can I get all the silk off of corn on the cob?
Two things -- I used to work at a farm market and I've shucked a LOT of corn: 1. When you're taking the leaves off, grab the corn silk at the top where it's all together like a ponytail. Peel it back in sections slowly, so you can get as much as possible off without breaking it. Take advantage of the fact that it's all together at that point. 2. Use the little brush for the last of it. You can never get every little bit, because the corn kernels grow around it and then it's stuck. But you can get almost all. Just in step 1, it's usually pretty much done.
Cooper Originally Answered: How can I get all the silk off of corn on the cob?
I used to freeze bushels of corn all the time. We just grabbed the top and pulled down getting most of the silk while shucking. The leftover silk could be pulled out manually and then the stubborn bits freed by using a round bristle brush with handle under running water. (this takes about 3 strokes to get it all)

Arron Arron
I'm real sorry, but with just two plants you are not going to get any corn. If you do, they will not have any kernels on them. You would need at least six corn plants, planted in two rows of three each.You see the corn has to pollinate their selves using the tassel, and if the little tassel things don't end up getting onto the little silks of the corn when they fall, they won't grow any kernels. You could cut a tassel off when they have started to get their pollinating dust and wipe them across the silks of the cobs making sure the silks have the dust on them. That might pollinate them into getting their kernels. I built a box out of wood that is three ft. deep, four ft. wide, and six ft. long. I planted eighteen corn plants in it. Three rows with six in each row about ten inches apart. They are now about six feet tall, have at least two cobs on each plant. It is hot where I live also and the bottom leafs dried up and withered. It didn't hurt them, I just cut them off. They say once the cobs are starting to grow, corn needs at least one inch of water each day. I also feed mine about every couple of weeks using Miracle Grow.
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Urbana Urbana
That blocks of a minimum of four rows, more suitable is more suitable effectual. yet it truly is for good pollination, and in 3 weeks, you mustn't be getting to that level. Will you nonetheless advance the crop out previous the three weeks? Corn desires a lot of nitrogen. Feed the soil previously planting.
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Urbana Originally Answered: Can corn on the cob be cooked in the microwave?
There are several choices, and all of them simple and delicious. Probably the most common is to boil them. You can remove the leaves and the dastardly little silks from the ear first, or remove only the toughest outer leaves and boil them in the husks. The silks are more easily removed once the corn has been cooked. Put the ears in boiling water. How long you leave them there depends on your tastes. Some people boil them only long enough to warm the ears — a minute or so. Others like them more done, and leave them in the pot for 3/5/7 minutes or more. Another option is to microwave the corn. Again, you can shuck before of after cooking. If you shuck first, wrap the ears in damp paper towels, and put them in the microwave. Cook them on high until you smell the corn, which will be 6 to 9 minutes for a few ears or 12 to 14 minutes for a half-dozen ears. You should turn them around about halfway through. If you’re shucking after cooking, use a dish towel or oven mitts to protect your hands from the heat as you shuck. You can also grill corn. And guess what? It can be in the husk or out of it. For a milder flavor, soak the corn in husks in cold water for at least a half hour. Put them on a hot grill, turn them every couple of minutes, and and cook until they’re evenly heated on all sides, which can take anywhere from 8 to 15 minutes. Again, the silks will come off more easily after cooking. If you husk first, you’ll get a much more intense grilled-corn flavor, and will want to grill the ears for 5 to 7 minutes, turning them occasionally to expose all surfaces to the heat. The final option — and our new favorite — is to mostly shuck the corn before grilling. There are other options, as well. Corn can be cooked beautifully and quickly in a pressure cooker. It can be beautifully steamed, though not nearly as quickly. It can be also be baked in the oven — either in foil or (somewhat sloppily) in the husk. P.S. YOUR LAST SENTENCE MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!! THE WHOLE DIARRHEA THING IS HILARIOUS... HAHA CORN DOESNT DIGEST SO, YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE IT IN YOUR POO... ALONG WITH HAMBURG BUN SEEDS... HAHA

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