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Q.Corn lacking ears

Anonymous added on September 24, 2015 | Answered

I planted a couple hills of Indian corn to use as decorations. Multiple times critters dug up the seeds and ate them. I finally succeeded to get one hill to grow. I have 5 or 6 stalks now, over my head, tasseling out, but not one of the stalks has any ears on it. What gives? And thank you!

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Answered on September 26, 2015

It may be a pollination issue. This summer has been difficult for pollination of plants due to the high heat in most places as well as humidity, which makes pollen sticky and not really good for wind borne pollination plants like corn. You may still be able to hand pollinate though, if the tassels are still good. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/corn-pollination-how-to-hand-pollinate-corn.htm

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