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Corn Reproduction Trivia

Did you know, for every potential kernel of corn, there is a corn silk? A grain of pollen from the tassel must fall on each silk and travel down the silk tube to the corn ovule (where fertilization occurs) in order for there to be a fully developed ear of corn. That's why it is important to sow corn close together in blocks rather than in single rows, as this 'closeness' helps assure complete fertilization.
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  1. Photo Description Did you know, for every potential kernel of corn, there is a corn silk? A grain of pollen from the tassel must fall on each silk and travel down the silk tube to the corn ovule (where fertilization occurs) in order for there to be a fully developed ear of corn. That's why it is important to sow corn close together in blocks rather than in single rows, as this 'closeness' helps assure complete fertilization.
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June 28, 20170 found this helpful

I'm planting corn for the first time this year in my square foot garden, 4 to a square.

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June 29, 20170 found this helpful

Good. Silver Queen is good for small spaces. Doesn't get huge. So delicious and sweet you can eat it raw right off the cob.

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July 2, 20170 found this helpful

Fresh corn on the cob! Music to my ears and even fresher when gathering from the field as in my day many a cob never made it home. My daddy always planted 2 rows together so it looked like a thick wall from a distance. At least 10 acres of corn - hard work but we did not know it -(someone had to tell us later).

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Thanks for tip as it would seem a single row would be easier to care for.

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