Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #613

Bill Loke (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 18:40:48 -0400

You will definitely see silks when the tassels bloom. Not much of an ear but
they grow like crazy after they are pollinated.
Bill Loke; Kars, Ontario. USDA Z 4B/5A

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From: Greg Park <>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #613

> >From: "Bill Loke" <>
> >Subject: Re: [gardeners] Big corn plants but no corn...
> >
> >I seem to remember that Golden Bantam is a late tall variety of corn
> >days to maturity). You won't see any ears forming until it tassels out
> (i.e.
> >blooms). I have a sweet corn reaching 9 feet this year (Sir Galahad) so 6
> >feet is not unusual. Are the tassels showing yet?
> >Bill Loke; Kars, Ontario. USDA Z 4B/5A
> Whew!  Thanks for the info Bill.  The corn is starting to tassel.  My
> is at a friends backyard (lucky guy has too much space) and his
> father-in-law is one of those thinks-he-knows-it-all types.  Anyhow, he
> me that the ears should be forming BEFORE the tassels come out, and that
> better start adding some 10-30-10 soon or else I'd get no ears.
> Dear lord, when I get old, please don't let me have diarrhea of the mouth!
> Thanks again for the reassurance.
> Greg