Posted 7/27/2011 15:35 (#1882447 - in reply to #1882105) Subject: RE: Trying to grow tall corn for the fair
as was posted about growing a plant inside a silo. we have had a lot of creek botom ground that was right up againste a bluff with tall trees on top of it. the bluff ran along the south side of the fields. we had regular brand of corn tassle reach all of 18 to 23 feet tall trying to reach sun that was not shaded out by trees. the ears were as much as 7 to 8 feet off the ground. but the stalks sur were skinnie.
i would try growing it in the a well shaded area for highth. but the stalk may be very skinnie. maybe if you poure the miracel grow to it and regular water. good luck.
fyi-tall corn doesnt mean good corn. id rather have large ear short corn instead of tall lankie corn that will get wind shook and flattened by a strong breese. flatened corn sukks.