MidWest Gardening forum: Corn at night

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Jul 21, 2016 3:14 AM CST
Just a reminder. Especially in this hot weather. Make sure you experience this corn belt (Midwest) phenomenon: corn growing at night. Again, corn does not grow above a certain temperature so it does it's growing at night. Get out there, stand in a corn field and listen. Something one needs to experience at least once in a lifetime, IMO. Gene
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Jul 21, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Thanks for bringing that up! I'm trying to envision where I can go to hear it. Trying to avoid major road or folks will think I'm a corn rustler.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jul 21, 2016 9:07 AM CST
If I didn't have to worry about getting eaten alive by skeeters I would but I'm trying a skeeter magnet big time.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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Sep 22, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Yes, stand out in the field and it just "cracks".................
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Oct 4, 2016 9:51 PM CST
Yep. Born and raised on a farm and knew this when I was 6 years old.
And yes - you truly can hear it.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Oct 10, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Hmmm, a Pop Corn fart? I tip my hat to you.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Jul 31, 2018 3:27 PM CST
If there ever was a year you could hear it grow it would be this year up here..
Look at three inch corn, walk around the house and come back to look at four inch corn.

I love the sound you here walking through standing corn but have no love for what it can do your hand and arms if you have a short sleeve shirt on. Blinking

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