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Corn tassles already?

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:50 pm
by Mommagreen
My corn is already knee high but I can see tassels growing inside the corn, I am a bit worried that my corn is now doomed.

Do I have any hope that my corn will be ok? My corn is my favorite thing to grow, well next to the tomatoes and beans that is. :lol:

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:28 pm
by rootsy
If you dissect a stalk that is only 1/2 knee high you will also find a tassle tucked way down inside...

What is your corn maturity and when did you put it in the ground?

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:51 pm
by Mommagreen
I have sugar buns, I think they are 72 days. I planted them the last week of May and they were about four inches tall. They've grown nicely though.

This is what they look like.

[img]https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/SamIamnot83/HPIM2971.jpg[/img]

First time growing corn solo, so I am still a little in the dark about corn at time.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:55 pm
by rootsy
You're saying you transplanted them?

It's corn... It knows what to do... it was all right there in that little kernel to begin with.

Sugar Buns is a 65 day SE. Plants are only going to be about 5 1/2 feet.

Any Stewart's Wilt? The corn flea beetles wintered well here in Southern Michigan...

Plant in the photo looks healthy... wouldn't lose sleep over it

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:30 pm
by Mommagreen
rootsy wrote:You're saying you transplanted them?

It's corn... It knows what to do... it was all right there in that little kernel to begin with.

Sugar Buns is a 65 day SE. Plants are only going to be about 5 1/2 feet.

Any Stewart's Wilt? The corn flea beetles wintered well here in Southern Michigan...

Plant in the photo looks healthy... wouldn't lose sleep over it
Yep I transplanted them. No beetles or wilt from what I can tell. I did have a slight problem with the white grubs but I plan on planting some radishes in the hopes it will leave my plants alone.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:28 pm
by praying mantis
I have 24 stalks of corn between 3-5ft high. The tassels are now visible. Since this is my first time growing corn, I don't know what to expect or whether to worry about some being mature before others. They are absolutely beautiful.

I am trying to prepare beans on the side to transplant into the corn. The local bunny ate most of the pea plants. As of this morning, I have a fence-gate to keep the bunny out....I hope.