Corn Pollination

Even though you will find insects on corn flowers they are prominently pollinated by wind. Corn should be planted in squares, not rows. I have tried over the past few years to plant 2 rows of corn but it just doesn’t work.

Unfortunately with poor pollination you get poorly developed ears. My conclusion is that for best results you really need to plant a good amount of corn for proper pollination to take place, each kernel is a flower that was pollinated, each empty space was a flower that was not pollinated.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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