5 rows 20 feet long 36 inches apart, seeds are about 6 to 7 inches apart in each row. That is about 190 plants. Silver Queen corn is usually 6 to 7 feet tall but I never planted Ambrosia before? Corn usually makes ears before it makes tassels and silks. After pollination the cobs grow kernels. No pollination then it is just cobs with no kernels. This corn has no cobs but it has silks and tassels? Some of the plants are only 3 feet tall for the flash flood rains we had for 6 weeks. My farming experience growing up on the farm sometimes a 40 acres corn field would get a big rain leaving a pond of water in the field all the corn in the pond of water would have stunted growth. Corn it the field would be 7 ft tall but the corn in the pond would be 1/2 that tall. Harvest time the short corn makes no corn just stocks. The package says Ambrosia is 68/72 day corn. This corn was planted 3rd week of April it should be ready to harvest last week of June. Even the 5 ft tall corn has no ears with cobs it is just flat leaves with tassels. Ok so maybe this corn is different it has 2 weeks to grow a cob with kernels.jal_ut wrote:Gary350, I don't know what you mean by: "I think it all needs to be cut down" .
Corn is a large plant it needs some room to grow. It also needs company so the ears will get pollinated and fill out properly.
So we plant a corn patch. Usually at least 3 rows spaced 30 inches, or some plant a block of say 4 feet by 5 feet with 20 plants in that block. If you get it too crowded it will grow tall stalks but the stalks will not grow ears. If too thin, you get ears, but they may not get pollinated right so the kernels on the ear are spotty. So you have to search for a happy medium. Just what the right spacing will be may also vary with the different varieties of corn. So we play and experiment. After a few years we discover what works for us in our environment and with our varieties. Have fun.
It snowed in Michigan 3 days ago family sent us pictures on the cell phone. They had 1" of snow in Mackinaw City where we camped on the beach a week ago in 78 degree weather.applestar wrote:I can NOT imagine low of 27°F in June. How heartbreaking!
Gary350 wrote:Something is wrong, we had no rain today.