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Q.Given Extreme Heat My Corn Silk Has Turned From Early Silk To Brown In Less Than 10 Days. The Cobs Are Small. Should I Harvest Now

Zone V1S 1P5 BC Canada | Anonymous added on July 11, 2022 | Answered

We have had forest fires and extreme heat for two weeks (not usual in this area of British Columbia) My corn has appeared to mature in the last 10 days. The cobs are still small although the silk has gone brown in the last 10 days. Should I harvest now ?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 27, 2022

This is going to be a difficult task, but knowing when it is ripe can be done. This article will help you to do so:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/tips-for-harvesting-corn.htm

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