Corn Flowers and Removing the top tassel
I found some intersting websites on growing corn, found this one and want to ask some questions about it.
It says to cut the corn flower off of the top, unless I misread it, to grow bigger and better corn. First, what is a flower, and if it's the tassel, how can you pollinate your next ears of corn that will grow on the plant?
This sounds interesting, I just would like to know how it works. It says also you know your ears of corn are pollinated by that the tassels turn brown, not dying brown, but the color of the silk brown. I never knew this, how reliable is this to know if your corn is pollinated or not?
It would certainly give someone a clue as to what the problem is. To wait until the corn is big and looks ready to pick, but never know the corn silks are still bright white and you are going to get nothing.
If anyone has a clue, please let me know.
Here is a link that might be useful: Cutting Corn Flowers