Using the rain gauge and sprinkler is a good method. I would recommend doing 1/2" twice a week though, or even .33" 3 times a week instead of all of your water at once. I would also do it before noon. Don't want it to sit wet overnight.bcallaha wrote:I use a sprinker to water my corn. I sit a rain guage in the patch, and when I get 1" of water in the guage, I shut it off. I try to make sure my corn gets 1" of water each week.....rainwater or sprinkler.
corn definitely is tough! However, in my experience, if it does find itself in conditions that make it wilt, or in some other way weaken, it is slow to recover. It take a lot to rattle corn, but if it is rattled, they get moody........at least for me.lisaz10 wrote:Thank you so much all. I will give it a try. I figured corn was pretty hardy...xx