Corn and wind

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mamabear, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. mamabear

    mamabear Well-Known Member

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    My corn was about two foot tall, until 87 mph winds whipped through here last night. Now they are all leaning. Is there anything, or do I need to do anything to straighten them up, or will they do it on their own? They are not completely over, but have a hard tilt to them.
    Thanks,
    mamabear
     
  2. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    some will survive, some won't. you can go out with a hoe and shore up dirt around them, to give them support. it might damage them further to make them stand up. i'd let them straighten up themselves. corn needs to have dirt hilled around it every so often anyway, so it is less apt to go over in a strong wind.