That's not green..... That is very LIGHT green... unless it is just the photo coloring...ethics213 wrote:See that's the thing. The corn is/was green as could be. I honestly don't believe that it's a nute problem. The only yellowing that occurred was the lower first leaves on a few of the plants. literally only a few.rootsy wrote:If the corn is very light green / yellow then you have a severe lack of nitrogen. Too much moisture (like standing water over a period before absorbsion) will tie up available nitrogen and severely stunt growth.
If you have incorporated A LOT of green manure (grass clippings, etc) that will also tie up nitrogen.
That variety should achieve 5 - 6 feet in good soil with proper nutrition.
Side dressing with small number fertilizers is futile... Especially if your ground lacks sufficient nitrogen to begin with.
I had only used grass clippings as a light mulch. the only other green manure used was when i tilled under the crimson clover that had been growing there before.
I figure it had to be the 6+ inches of rain that fell last month. although the area drains wonderfully with no ponding what so ever... i just can't see what else would of caused the stunted growth.
I went ahead and tilled under three rows (leaving three just to see what they'll do) and replanted. I put 5 half rows of the same corn in and planted bush beans in the rest of the plot. [/img]
Even with some weed pressure it should be a very dark green if it has enough nitrogen to feed on.