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Pollination--Understanding Corn Sex

June 18, 2014

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This is my third year to grow corn in my coastal garden. For twenty years I thought my garden was too small and the weather too cool. Then I saw corn growing (and yielding) 30 feet from water’s edge. I knew I could grow corn.

Check my post Growing Corn in A Small Garden for details.

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For corn to have nice full ears like these (‘Sugar Pearl’ from last summer) you need good pollination–good corn sex.

Read this short post from One Acre Farm Growing Corn in Small Spaces: 6 Tips. Janet, the farmer-blogger focuses on corn pollination with easy ways to make sure it happens optimally.

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So, if you thought your garden was too small, but have a 4x4 block, give corn a try.

Farewell to Spring

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