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Asked by
Toothless on
March 31, 2014

Q. What to do about pesky squirrels

What to do about pesky squirrels? They wait and eat everything. Squirrels will dig up corn seeds, dig in flower pots and eat the corn when almost ready! How do I get rid of them in garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 1, 2014
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2014

Q. Designing Rows in Vegetable Garden

I’m planting corn, carrots, green onions, purple hull peas, green beans, lima beans, yellow squash, zucchini squash, okra, tomatoes, bell peppers, and potatoes. Is there any certain order in which I should plant the rows? My rows are about 40 feet long. I live close to Houston, Texas.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 5, 2014
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The layout and planting of your vegetable garden is based more on personal preference and what works best for you rather than any specific order or design. However, planting crops in a way in which all are supplied with ample amounts of sunlight is best--such as with taller plants in rows further back to prevent shading. These articles provide some layout suggestions that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/the-layout-of-your-vegetable-garden.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetable-garden-orientation.htm

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Anonymous on
April 16, 2014

Q. Companion Planting with Corn

I’m trying to find everything I can plant with corn. I know I can plant peas or beans and pumpkin with them. I’d like to know if I can plant potatoes with them as well. Are there any trap crops that I should plant with them? Do any herbs grow well with them? Corn and pumpkins are the most important plants that I want to have; everything else is what I can plant with them. Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 16, 2014
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This article will have the companions for corn: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/companion-vegetable-garden.htm Marigolds work well with both plants at repelling insects.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2014

Q. Is Lilly Miller Morcrop Good for Corn

Is Lilly Miller Morcrop good for corn?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Yes, it's fine. Fertilize with Lilly Miller Morcrop Vegetable food or rotted manure before planting. You can also amend the soil with conmpost when growing corn. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/grow-sweet-corn.htm

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Asked by
dinah moreau on
June 19, 2014

Q. My corn silks are brown but corn is really skinny

Not sure why but the silks are brown and it has been about 20 days but the corn is really skinny. Is it done growing? I am so frustrated!

Answered by
Heather on
June 23, 2014
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It sounds like you may have had a pollination issue. In the future, you should try hand pollinating to ensure you get a good harvest. This article has more information about that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/corn-pollination-how-to-hand-pollinate-corn.htm

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Asked by
wakeupdoze on
August 16, 2014

Q. hollow stem

Plant’s stem becomes hollow, then it falls over. Mostly affects corn stalk plant.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 17, 2014
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Your corn plant, aka Dracaena massangeana, looks to be suffering from root rot. It is moving up the plant from roots, into stem; eventually it will get to the leaves. The cause is soil that stays too wet. Once the stem starts to get soft, there's not much you can do to save the plant. If you can find stem that is not soft, you can cut the plant there, remove the leaves at the bottom, and stick the cut parts into some new, fresh potting soil, and there's a good chance the cut parts will root. Keep the soil slightly damp until you see new growth starting, and after that, allow the soil to dry more between waterings. In the future, test the soil for moisture content by using a moisture meter, or a wooden dowel; insert all the way to the bottom of the pot; the soil should be almost dry before you water again.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by
linzyz on
August 25, 2014

Q. What is this creature that I found in the husk of my corn plant?

I was excited when corn husks finally grew on my corn plants but then one started looking a bit odd, so I took a look at it and found this creature inside. Can you tell me what it is please?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 26, 2014
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Most likely it's an earworm. Learn more here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/corn-earworm-control.htm
You can also get an identification from the county extension service. This link will help you locate the nearest one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

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