Posted by Lori Napoli on May 18, 2003 at 14:47:29:
In Reply to: Re: corn posted by jjj on April 15, 2003 at 12:12:57:
: : Can I plant corn in one row? I think I have to plant two for germanation. I am I right? Thanks
: No you cannot plant corn in one row, even with 2 rows you will not get good pollination. Instead of planting one or two long rows plant at least 5-6 short rows you will be much happier with the results.
: I have done as little as 5 rows 8 ft long, I did hand pollinate some of the outside ears but had good results overall.
I have planted 5 rows and may even have to hand pollinate to give it a boost. This year I am getting more into companion gardening, which is using other plants and herbs to enhance the growth, flavor and even repel insects. I planted beansbetween each of my corn on a couple of rows to test this theory and so far it seems to have helped with insects and growth. I will have to wait on flavor.