Corn question

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  1. Dazmondo

    Dazmondo Member Premium Member

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    Hi guys,
    My corn is powering and has flowered nicely but we are getting a heap of rain now that looks like it'll go on for at least another week.
    Is it likely that the silks won't be pollinated?
    I know a few of the cobs received a good dose of pollen before the rain set in but I'm concerned for the late bloomers.
    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Hi there dazmondo, sorry we missed your question.

    I think there'll be a lot of corn not getting much pollination this month.
    You'll just have to wait and see.
    However you can still cook with the immature cobs if picked early.
    Use a big strong knife to cut into rings and stir-fry with other Chinese veg.
    Also the silks make excellent tasty treats. Grab the tassel hanging out the top and give it a good tug. The whole lot should come out. It makes a sweet juicy bite and is very high in natural antibiotics.
     
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  3. GKW

    GKW Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Yep, still learning something new everyday. :thumbsup: @ClissAT
     
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