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kell5408
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HELP STORM DAMAGE

I was hit with 3 1/2 inches of rain last night and lots of wind...Most of my corn was tipped over and is flat...I have tried to stake and tie it so it stands up right but it's so wet...Its not working...the mud is past my ankles and I don't know what to do...PLEASE HELP ME
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Just leave it be. unless the stalk snapped it will gooseneck on you and stand back up. if the root system can keep a hold of the soil.

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3/4 of the roots are out of the soil... should I try to cover them?

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I am so sorry to hear of your damage. We have had corn blow over before and it has righted itself back up, but we didnt have as much roots exposed as you do.Good luck. I really hope it works out for you.

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Refer to this thread: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16038

freedhardwood showed us photos of just how badly his corn was knocked over and how they all stood back up. But if your corn roots were exposed, maybe you didn't hill the corn? I suppose it might help to pile soil JUST ON THE ROOTS, but if you put soil over the base of the corn, that may prevent them from getting back up.... I hope experienced folks will pitch in.

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gonna be a crap shoot... Most of it will probably gooseneck on you. You'd be surprised how deeply that corn has sent roots into the ground.

You should know in a day or two how it is going to turn out.

Appears you have weeded recently or keep the ground well worked around plants... This can be a dangerous thing... In situations such as this.

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I know it looks bad, and there are no guarantees, but I think it will come out of it. Corn can take a lot of abuse. 8)

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I agree with everyone leave 'em be for a few day's at least. You might do more damage if you try to right them yourself. Probably wouldn't hurt to throw dirt or mulch or both on the roots so they don't dry out.

Looks bad but as been said I would be surprised if you lost a bunch. I have seen some seriously tore up plants\trees come back.

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Thanks everyone...I'm still waiting...We got a lot more rain the very next night...

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ouch!

I would hate to be in your situation, i guess im glad that i never get HARD wind and rain during my growing season. best of luck...
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After the storm

After 2 days of rain and wind...my corn is going to make it...I did try something...and so far its worked...I put stakes in ground at the end of the rows and also in the rows...then ran twine in back and front of each row so the corn was standing upright...it was a chance that has paid off...I haven't killed any of the corn...so far... and they look heathly...so now I'll just wait to see what the produce...I figure if this didn't work...my cows would get a treat...so far so good
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WOW, what a difference. From the pics, it looks like they might make it. Good luck!
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Great idea. The plants look great. It couldn't have been easy to get in between.
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It wasn't easy at all...the mud was afew inches above my ankles and my feet kept getting stuck...I landed on my butt a few times...all in all I think it was worth it...And people go to spa's for a mud bath...I got one for free...from head to toe...lol :lol: :lol:

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Wow! Based on your first set of pictures, I wasn't holding out much hope. Good job!
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I think I'd try mounding dirt up around them. Just be gentle. The plants are probably traumatized as it is.

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