Well, I have realized one thing, don’t I repeat DON’T shake your corn before it’s time. Someone was showing me how corn needed to be shook if the wind didn’t blow well enough around them. And I was informed that it should be done with the silk was showing quite well. Well …. we ended up with two sad little ears of corn because in this wonderful example of what to do … my corn never was pollinated the way it should have been. So … next year I will plant heirloom seeds and put them in an area where they will be able to be more “crop” like. And I’ll put a sign saying “Please don’t shake the Corn” hahaha.