growing corn in 5 gal buckets

surferkevmanApril 30, 2006

Will one plant produce corn? or do you have to have several to pollinate them? how does that procedure work? Any info is appreciated?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Do you know that one corn plant typically produces ONE ear?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 10:46AM
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georgeiii

Hi I grow sweet corn in 2 liter recycled soda bottles. I grow 100 stalks of sweet corn in a 3'x6' space. I also average three ears per stalk.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2006 at 10:18PM
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sdrawkcab(7)

i have seen georgiii's setup in pictures and it is impressive. you generally need at least 20-30 plants bare minimum to get good enough pollination the more the better/. if you only grew 2-3 plants you would have an ear of corn with only 15-30 kernals on it. if you used several 5 gallon buckets with 3-4 plants in each it would be do-able.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 1:51PM
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