I have about 12 to 15 corn plants in my garden and it keeps breaking off about 6" - 12" from the ground and falling over. Some Google search indicates that it is not getting enough water. I also have a lot of chipmunks in my yard, so it could be either of those. So my questions are:
- Do corn plants tend to break if not watered enough? Is there any merit to this claim?
- If it is the chipmunks, could I get some suggestions on repelling them from the garden? I recently put up a fence all around to keep the rabbits away, but the gap between the fence wire isn't small enough to keep the chipmunks out. This question suggests an owl in the garden, but is there any other suggestion to keep them away? Like some sort of pepper spray on the fence wire or something more active.
- Would tying them to a stick and standing them back up actually help them grow again? Or should I just pull them out and resolve my root cause of the issue first, and then replant them?