I love corn. I love to eat it. I love the look of it in the garden. I just haven’t quite figured out all of the tricks to successfully growing it.
In the past I tried planting a couple of small rows, not understanding that it is a field crop and needs to be planted densely. The ears were pathetic, very few kernels, and they ended up in the compost.
So this year I said, I’m going to grow some GOOD, non-GMO, heirloom, organic corn! So I prepped the area with lots of compost and manure. Let it sit, tilled it, and planted as soon as the area had sunshine. Almost every kernel sprouted and the corn has been growing great… until now.
I seem to have a problem with corn just… falling over. It’s kind of a mess. I’m thinking if I do corn again I might put up some type of outer fence or maybe even do like a Florida weave on it. I don’t know I’m going to have to do some google searches and figure out what the best method is.
With the planned garden expansion for fall I may be able to double my corn space next year so I definitely need to figure this one out.
Driving in to work I drive past a bazillion corn fields that look so great. Maybe I need to observe them a little more closely and see what the trick is.