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Old 01-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #141
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There is a strain of corn now that grows from seed to harvest in 30 days?

Holy Smokes! You could almost see it moving at that speed.

or am I missing something?

Edit: I think I see. Starting the ears with visable kernals in 30 days. Not harvest quality kernals. 30 days is still pretty darn fast.
That was info on a PBS show--the ears on our corn don't produce kernels that quickly. Corn needs a lot of fertilizer--we don't, so the corn we plant typically has 4" ears and spotty kernel production. I don't want to do the heavy fertilizing...
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #142
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Giraffes have the same number of vertebra as humans do.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #143
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Giraffes have the same number of vertebra as humans do.
Why are their necks so much longer?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #144
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Why are their necks so much longer?
Their vertebra are much bigger and longer.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #145
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That was info on a PBS show--the ears on our corn don't produce kernels that quickly. Corn needs a lot of fertilizer--we don't, so the corn we plant typically has 4" ears and spotty kernel production. I don't want to do the heavy fertilizing...
I think perhaps they meant 30 days from a "Seedling", not from seed.

I've grown a lot of corn, and have never seen ears form with visible kernels in 30 days, no matter what is done to them. I think that is one of the Internets exaggerations.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:50 AM   #146
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I think perhaps they meant 30 days from a "Seedling", not from seed.

I've grown a lot of corn, and have never seen ears form with visible kernels in 30 days, no matter what is done to them. I think that is one of the Internets exaggerations.
From the one seed you plant, you get 8000 kernels 30 days from the time that it starts to mature. You can get more than one ear on a plant, but usually only one.
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From the one seed you plant, you get 8000 kernels 30 days from the time that it starts to mature. You can get more than one ear on a plant, but usually only one.
That makes a lot more sense when worded that way. Most of the corn I've grown had 2 or three ears per/stalk.
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Cats can't taste sugar.

Humans can't smell in their sleep.
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Cats can't taste sugar.

Humans can't smell in their sleep.
Then why did the dog with gas wake me from a sound sleep the other night??? :(
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Then why did the dog with gas wake me from a sound sleep the other night??? :(
Maybe it was the noise rather than the smell...
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