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Only one huge corn stalk with suckers, and lots of corn-like plants?

 
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Something seems to be wrong with my soil. I planted several corn plants, and only one was quicker to grow than the weeds. When the weeds started coming up, I pulled all the plants that obviously weren't corn.

However, I still ended up like this.



Now, I'm not sure what to do. Is there a way to rescue this situation?
 
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I would just leave it be.  I don't think it needs rescuing.  It may be that some of your seeds weren't great.
 
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I think you may have one corn plant and grass. Can you tell us about the soil, such as tilling, planting in the soil you have or bringing in say, a truck load of soil/compost from a nursery? Have you always had a garden in this spot or is this the first year?
 
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Looks like sorghum sudan or a similar grass in yer corn patch.
 
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James Freyr wrote:I think you may have one corn plant and grass. Can you tell us about the soil, such as tilling, planting in the soil you have or bringing in say, a truck load of soil/compost from a nursery? Have you always had a garden in this spot or is this the first year?



This is my first year of gardening. I am not sure about the soil. My father bought it, and IIRC all he told me was that it was compost mixed with regular dirt.
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:I would just leave it be.  I don't think it needs rescuing.  It may be that some of your seeds weren't great.



I forgot to mention this, but I planted a different variety of corn in another garden, and most of them didn't germinate either. Those that did aren't able to support themselves fully, and seem to lean over. I don't see any European corn borers, I watered them almost every day, and I planted them all at least 1 inch down.
 
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