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i have grown corn for the first time & the plants are looking healthy with several set cobs.  My question is, do I remove the seed heads at the top of the plants?


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  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    NO, NO, NO.  The so-called seed head is the male part of the sweelcorn.  Remove it and you won't get any sweetcorn.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    Basically the male flower at the top of the plant produces the pollen which falls and/or is blown onto the 'silks' of the female flowers  of the cobs below ... only when this has happened will you get sweetcorn.

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