Thursday, June 19, 2014

Corn in the backyard, 2014 -- weeks 4, 5, and 6

June 1

The corn growth started to accelerate in the fourth week as the stalks more than doubled in height to 18 inches.  The fact that we had 60% more growing degree days that week probably influenced the growth significantly.

June 8

Although the fifth week was not as hot as the fourth, we still managed to receive 30% more growing degree days than the historical average, causing the stalks to top out at 29 inches.

June 15

The sixth week was very comfortable as every day was cooler than average, resulting in 17% fewer growing degree days than typical.  The stalks managed to continue adding height and mass, however, and reached 39 inches at the time of the photograph.

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