My goodness! I never knew corn grew so fast! I can almost stand outside and watch it grow inch by inch! Now, I have a cluster of tassels at the top, and smaller shoots on the sides of the stalk.
Having grown up in the big city, and never growing any corn before--in fact, never having seen corn growing at all at any closer distance than driving by a field--I don't know which of these protrusions will become the actual ears of corn! Yikes!
If the cluster at the top is a flower, do I let it bloom, or chop it off? If I let it bloom, will that doom the ears of corn? Or will that cluster bloom and then become the ears? Oh, dear, oh, dear!! What a dilemma!
Here are the latest photos for your enjoyment or amusement. Note that the young man standing behind in the last shot is my 17-year-old grandson, who happens to be a few inches taller than my own 5'6" !!! And--he's on the 'uphill' side of the slight slope in the area!
(You can click any photo to view a larger size, then simply hit the 'back' button on your browser to return here.) ;-)
(I have NO idea what's up with Blogger's latest 'tweak' of the photo inclusions, but they simply will NOT align in any kind of sensible manner. You can click various alignments all you want, still the pictures end up having a mind of their own!)