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Silking Stage

It's (nearly) official – I could very possibly be a mama! My lovely corn (Zea Mays) is in the R1 stage of corn growth. That's right, we have silk.

According to this handy information about corn growth stages I found, the VT stage (tasseling) is quickly followed by the appearance of corn silk (silking) which is part of the pollination process.

Hopefully some of the pollen found its way to the ovule. This is the part which evidently turns into a kernel...or, if not fertilized, it all just goes away.

Fingers crossed :)