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Maize, a plant called corn in English speaking countries.

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Will my corn still grow and produce ears after tasseling at less than 3 feet in height?

I planted six corn seedlings from the nursery in late June. They all sent up tassels just last week even though they are less than 3 feet in height. I think I may have been underwatering them, which ...
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Should I remove extra corn plants?

When I bought a sixpack of corn seedlings from the nursery, one of containers had three seedlings. I planted them anyway without thinning them down to just one. They have now grown to over a foot high....
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Browning of leaves of corn plant

i was watering my plant today and noticed this. The weather has been hot lately and I'm not sure if this is leaf spot disease or just too much sunlight. Any help please? Thank you!
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Corn plants breaking and falling

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 ...
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Are those dent corn seeds or sweet corn seeds?

I need to know what type of corn seeds these are
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dracena mass cane is dying... I think? Can anyone give me advice?

I bought this mass cane from Ikea in Sept 2019. Since the day I bought it, the leaves were constantly turning brown. At first, I thought it was because I had given it tap water. Ek. I started over, ...
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Corn already has tassel but not female flowers

I have 5 corn plants growing on my garden, one of them (the tallest) already has a tassel, and today I moved it a bit and saw pollen falling from it. But the plant has no female flowers to pollinate. ...
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Are my corn leaves too yellow?

I recently planted corn in my garden and I'm noticing that their leaves are a yellow-green. I did add a nitrogen fertilizer and it seemed to help a bit. However, when driving by farms I notice that ...
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Why Do I Have Stunted Corn?

My corn patch has resulted in mature plants that average only 2 ft. tall and tiny ripe ears. The kernels on the ears are full size (but the ears are not filled out). Water has not been an issue nor ...
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Should I save seeds from corn suckers?

My very small patch of corn grew lots of large suckers with cobs mixed in with tassels which I thought was odd since corn is monecious. Anyway, I wonder if there's any reason I should not use these ...
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What's a better solution than manual/gasoline corn and bean seeder?

I already asked on Electrical Engineering how to adapt an electric motor to a manual seeder. I followed the advice of a commenter to ask on this site, so that people here may have a better solution ...
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What could have dug holes in my corn garden?

I planted some corn seed a few weeks ago and they began to germinate lately. Then this evening, I found almost all of them got dug out! The germinated seed are mostly left near the holes, but some of ...
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Is it possible to grow the corn kernels from commercial popcorn?

It doesn't seem like there's any process that would kill the kernels, as they're just being dried out. So would it be theoretically possible to grow the kernels into full corn plants? Would there be ...
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Is corn a fruit or a vegetable or a nut?

I've been debating with my friends whether or not corn kernels are considered to be fruits or vegetables or nuts. To my knowledge, a fruit is defined as "an over ripened ovum" of a plant's seed. A ...
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What are some non-sweet white corn varieties?

I've had some grilled white corn in some parts in south Mexico, prepared in different ways, they're all pretty good and none are sweet, I've been looking to grow some but most of the seeds I find say ...
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Why does a corn cob turn black?

We buy fantastic fresh corn from the farmer's market. If we leave it for a few days, sometimes the cob underneath the kernels has turned black. However, the kernels are still golden and taste fine. ...
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How do I know when to harvest my popcorn?

I have some heritage "Strawberry" popcorn plants in the garden, and I've realised I don't know when to harvest them. Though it might be possible to eat it while still fresh and juicy, I intend to pop ...
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What varieties of sweet corn are best for freezing?

Late fall / early winter means it's time to select seeds for next year's garden! What varieties of sweet corn are good for both eating fresh and freezing? The seed catalogs seem to be silent on the ...
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How many bean plants will corn / sunflower support?

I planted a section of my garden three-sisters style this year: corn, squash/pumpkin, and pole beans (for dry harvest). I also have a 25' row of "Mammoth Gray Stripe" sunflowers (9-12 footers) in the ...
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How does one determine when to pick corn?

Last year I grew a little stand (4x4) of short-season corn. I hand-pollinated it and everything was growing great. But I waited a little too long, I guess, and when I picked it, my corn tasted ...
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