Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This afternoon, I went into the back garden to find that half of my corn had been toppled. It was windy yesterday evening but never would I have imagined that something like this could happen. I'd started my corn indoors this year. I wonder if transplanted corn is more susceptible to this sort of thing.
Not really knowing what to do, I hammered some stakes into the ground at the end of each row and tied the corn stalks to a double length of string.
Getting the stalks upright again was not easy. And it didn't help that it was incredibly hot and humid this afternoon. I tried my best not to snap the large fragile leaves in the process. Hopefully, the roots weren't too badly damaged by the toppling either. Whether this support system will be sufficient, only time will tell I guess.