Today we’ve had wind gusts up to 30 MPH. By tonight that might be as high as 50+ MPH. One year my corn had gotten to be about 4 or 5 feet tall when one of these wind storms rolled through our neighborhood. I returned home from work to find that all my corn was flattened. It was laying on the ground completely destroyed. All that hard work for nothing. It was a real bummer! At that time the corn was looking great-strong, healthy, etc. I vowed to never let that happen again and came up with a way to do it. Even though these aren’t as big as the ones blown over many years ago, some of them are big enough to still get pulled out of the ground because of corns shallow roots. This shows you how to protect your corn in strong winds. I’ve simply taken some posts(left over from an earlier experiment that didn’t work out-never throw anything away)and place one in each of the 4 corners. I then put an additional post on the outside-middle. Then I just stretched some left over nylon netting over the posts until tight. The wind will still blow the corn, but it can’t blow it over. As the corn grows higher, I will put another horizontal piece of nylon netting about 3 1/2 feet from the ground. That way, I have a good, strong anchor to keep all the corn in place no matter how hard the wind may blow. There have been times when we’ve had winds in excess of 70 MPH. When I grew corn during one of those years, it came through the wind storm with no damage at all. I went on to harvest 70+ ears of corn out of this little 4X4′ square foot garden box.