my pollen appears to be white not yellow. There are still anthers on my corn stocks. Should I proceed to pollinate or wait until the pollen turns yellow? need fast answer.
Wait till the tassels are fully open and beginning to shed the yellow pollen.
I heard that one should not plant tomatoes next to sweet corn. Is that true?
Yes, that is true. They will compete for nutrients and space.
Here is an article that help you to know what companions work with corn:
My sweetcorns have been growing for around 2 and a half months now, and I'm just wondering, when will the actual sweetcorn cob begin to appear, and what is the average amount of time a sweetcorn plant will take to produce a cob? Also, my cabbages have been growing for around 2 and a half months now and there is no sign of any cabbage on them either. How long should they take, on an average, to start growing the actual cabbage? Thanks!
Without your growing zone or climate conditions, it would be difficult to give you an estimate. The plants can take up to a couple months to produce tassels, or silk. Perhaps you planted them too early; the soil should be at least 55 degrees or warmer. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/grow-sweet-corn.htm
With the cabbage, without knowing the variety you've planted, it would be difficult to speculate. It can take up to 3 months to see a head form. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/cabbage-head-formation.htm
I just would like to ask – I have planted some sweetcorn plants, and they are growing together in a small pot. However I don't have any bigger pots so they will very soon grow out of the small pot; so I was thinking of planting them in the ground. But I'm growing them in Dubai, where the temperatures exceed 30C, so I'm thinking of putting them in a shaded area, where the sun's rays do not directly reach them. I was just wondering – do the sweetcorn plants actually need any direct sunlight or would it be fine to keep them in a shaded area all the time, to avoid direct exposure to the sun's heat? Also, would like to ask whether or not you think my sweetcorn plants would actually grow properly in this hot weather. Thanks!
Most vegetables need 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Since it is very hot there, could you provide full sun with afternoon shade? If you don't have such a spot, you can erect a sun shade that will help.
As I can't get to my allotment I would like to grow them at home ,but I have little space left but there is some room amongst some bushes and plants in a raised bed .I would be able to set them about 10" apart and in a block formation .would this be ok
Your corn plants spacing should be fine, but should be planted in rows or a circle for pollination. Rows should be 36-42 inches apart. Just make sure they aren't near tomatoes or cabbage/cauliflower type plants. Here are two articles to help:
rn plants growing together. Can I let both plants grow or do I need to remove one, if so will this disturb the roots of the remain ing plant?
I would leave them. I would opt to direct seed, next time, into the spot that it will reside. It will cause less stress, as they don't seem to transplant well.
in previous years some cobs have not fully matured to the end
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