How to recover corn from a blow downPosted: September 7, 2011 Filed under: 3. Food Security Comments Off on How to recover corn from a blow down
Returning from a long weekend away, we found our corn blown over from a windstorm. Bummer. Thankfully it can be recovered.
By driving wooden stakes throughout the corn and using twine to attach 2-3 stalks per stake, the corn is encouraged to put energy back into standing up straight on its own. After two weeks of staking, we removed the stakes to find the corn strong enough to stand and throw its tassels up.
While I can’t imagine trying to recover 3 acres of damaged corn in this fashion, it’s a quick and easy solution for micro-farming setups like ours.