Corny curiosity

While doing my rounds this morning and checking for deer damage in the garden beds, I noticed something odd about our sweet corn.

The middle corn block is the one that’s growing the tallest and developing the most tassels.

But there is only one corn cob developing.

Once it sunk in what I was seeing – and not seeing – I walked around through the corn block, looking for developing cobs, and there just aren’t any. Not a sign. Usually, I can at least tell where cobs are going to start growing, but there is nothing.

How very curious.

The Re-Farmer

2 thoughts on “Corny curiosity

  1. Very odd. I’d suspect critters but you would have seen some sort of sign of chew damage I’m sure.

    Probably a combination of needing more water and nutrients I’d suspect. Maybe they’re late bloomers also. We’ve got plants in our front yard that are just now FINALLY starting to sprout flowers.

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    • It is a weird one indeed! The other, earlier maturing corn, even when they were just developing tassels, you could still see in the lower leaves, where cobs were starting to develop. There is nothing. I hope something will show up later, but it’s hard to say.

      I am thinking nutritionally depleted soil would be the most likely culprit.

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