Corn growing question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by zealot, May 8, 2006.

  1. zealot

    zealot Soli Deo Gloria

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    Just after I finished an article about illegal immigration on my brand new blog ( at www.standup4truth.blogspot.com ) yesterday, it really hit home.

    We don't have a lawn mower yet, so we had to get someone to get it done. They brought a Mexican immigrant (an FOB) to cut the grass, and he also cut down half of a small cornfield that was next to the grass. It was clearly marked but he deliberately went in the walk-in opening, possibly with quasi-political malicious intent. Now the young maize plants (cornstalks) were about 6 in. (15cm) tall, and they were mowed down to 3 in. by the doggone push mower. About half of their height.
    My question is: will the corn be able to regrow after this? If so, how much time has been lost in the growing process of the corn?
     
  2. Paranoid

    Paranoid Homebrewed Happiness

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    prolly knocked 2 weeks off it
     

  3. MsPacMan

    MsPacMan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if the corn will grow back or not.


    But it is not too late to replant corn; as a matter of fact, I will not plant my corn until May 10'th (first recommended day under the "moon plan").


    I have planted corn as late as mid-June here in Zone 7, and have not had problems.
     
  4. Kith and Kin

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    Since you asked about corn. How many plants do you need so that they get pollenated correctly? :shrug:
    How many were not cut?
     
  5. zealot

    zealot Soli Deo Gloria

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    Thanks for the planting date...and there are plenty left for pollination.
     
  6. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    Checked out your blog. I just fired off six different faxes and filled out a questionaire about illegal immigrants to my senators and congressman yesterday. One to the White house too.
    http://www.numbersusa.com
    Your corn should come back and will be in pollen a little later than the rest.