I just got a cob of corn from the garden, and it looks perfect on on
end, has nice juicy kernels that have a milky liquid and the silks wer
brown (have been for about a week) but one half of the cob didn't loo
like it had grown at all, I was wondering is this a normal occuranc
with corn? it is the end that wasn't attached to the plant, its got th
kernels there but they are like a 10th of the size of the other kernel
and they have no liquid at all inside..
That happens some times.
It's a pollination problem. Those tiny kernels on one side didn't
receive any pollen so they never developed. Either the silks for that
side never emerged from the husks or, more likely, a pest ate the silks
for that side before pollination occurred.
Poor pollination can also occur in plants on the upwind edge of the
patch because most of the pollen just blows the other way. That's not
your situation because that tends to produce hit or miss kernels all
over the cob and not one good side and one bad side.
Witchy Mama wrote:
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