I hav a 2nd planting of sweet corn growing well now, due to harvest in mid-September. It is on average 4 feet tall now, and got top-heavy enough that some gusty wind blew it all over last night !
It was my bad because I neglected to mound dirt up around the base of the stalks, like I do with corn until now. Call me too busy with harvesting and saucing tomatoes the last month.
Anyhow, I got out there this morning and mounded dirt around the stalks after standing them up straight - they did not get uprooted, just laying over.
Does anyone have experience with straightening up corn that has blown over ? I will find out what damage has been done in about 2-3 weeks at most, but I am looking for anyone's insight as to whether corn plants can survive blow-overs and restraightening as I have done. Thank you for your reply.