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Zone 3B Gardening Tips for May - 4th Week

Now is the time to plant Corn in your garden!

Corn needs to be planted in clusters or doubled rows. Insects do not pollinate corn plants; they are wind-pollinated (the pollen is carried from the flowers to the silks on the wind). Because the pollen grains are relatively heavy, they don’t carry very far and thus pollinate much better if they’re in groups.

When planting different corn varieties (or sweet corn versus popcorn varieties), plant them at least 20 feet apart, or they may cross-pollinate, and you could lose the desired properties of each variety.


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