In my two patches of corn, the stalks are about 4-5 feet tall and on 3 or 4 of them I clearly see the tassles sticking out of the top. They are not all the way out or ready to pollinate yet but it won't be long. The problem is I can't even feel the baby ears on the stalk yet and I know the tassles is going to be done shedding pollen before the silk gets there. Why are they doing this?
Second question. If I were to shake the pollen into a bag and save it for the silk....Well I am thinking that this won't work right? The pollen (I believe) will only stay alive for a short time. And if I did this it would be no good by the time the silk got there right?
Any help would be appreciated. This is very frustrating for me because the corn is always one of my favorite crops.