My sweet corn was knocked over by the wind. Will it come back? It's about 3 to 4 feet tall. If not, what can I do different next year?
Your sweet corn probably won't come back, but you've got nothing to lose by setting it upright. If you live in an area where high winds are typical, you can set up a wind break to block the prevailing storm winds. Setting up a fence or even hanging an old sheet over your garden fence wil keep the winds from taking out your corn.
Need to know when to plant squash and sweet corn in northeast Fl. for a fall crop.
Check with your local extension office (found under gov't in your phone book). They should have an accurate planting schedule for your specific area to help you plant at the best time.
I have some ants trailing from a couple ears of corn. Could they be ready to pick, or do I have a problem?
The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm
Our corn is almost 5' tall but is looking very dry and seems to be infested with earwigs. Will the earwigs harm the plants? Is there something I can do to get rid of them without harming the corn?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/removing-earwigs-from-the-garden.htm
Neem oil may help with these pests, and since it's safe to use, it doesn't hurt to try. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
How do you prevent ants from attacking yellow corn once the stalk has bloomed?
Generally, when you see ants on plants, they are not attacking the plant but rather feeding off aphids (which are attacking the plants). Inspect for aphids. If you get rid of the aphids, the ants will go as well. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
If you do not see aphids, you can try diatomaceous earth or uncooked grits around the base of the corn. They both will help to kill the ants.
Last time I grew corn, it was five feet tall and suddenly the stalks tipped over and half the crop was ruined. This year I tried growing in a new area, fertilized with chicken house cleanings, and then grew peas. When they were mature, I planted the corn. Lovely tall stalks, but half grown they tilted and I ended up tying them to wires. Even so, the tops of the stalks are now bent over on most of them. This is white 'Mexican' corn. Also, there is no fruit on roma tomatoes. Is there a common nutrient missing?
There is too much nitrogen in the soil and it is overpowering the phosphorus. This causes the plants to grow big and lush, but with stunted or no fruit. The chicken manure is the likely culprit. It is very high in nitrogen. Add some bone meal to the soil to provide phosphorus.
after your corn has reached approx 5-6 inches do you add soil around the base? Corn must have a great deal of soil pulled around each stalk or it will fall over after attaining some height. You can't put too much soil around the stalks.
I plant my corn in furrows and as it grows I continue to add soil to it. I would estimate 6-7 inches above the roots. Hope this helps
Is it wise to grow sweet corn around the edge of the house in three rows?
It won't hurt the house, but planting close to the house may block sun and water from getting to the corn, which will result in poor growth.