[gardeners] Big corn plants but no corn...

Greg Park (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 14:01:26 -0700

Hi all,

I hope some experienced corn growers can help me here.

I am growing golden bantam variety of sweet corn this year.  The stalks are
getting close to 6 feet tall but I have yet to see an ear forming.  Is this
normal?  If not, is there something I can do to stimulate ear growth?  Or am
I too late.

I am growing sweet corn for the first time in a looooooong time and am using
a different technique that I found in the Kitchen Gardener magazine.
Basically, the article espoused planting the stalks in closely spaced hills.
I only amended the soil with compost a month before planting and have added
nothing since.  The plants are extremely healthy looking...they just lack
anything resembling an ear of corn :^(

Looking forward to some pointers,

Zone 10, Santa Monica, CA