Question: Is it true that if I cut off the wheatlike tops of my corn plants, the ears will grow bigger? Is it OK to do this?
Answer: We don’t think so. The wheatlike tops are the tassels that are responsible for the pollination that fills the ears with plump kernels. No tassels, BIG hassles. Mother Nature knows best.
–Gardening experts George and Becky Lohmiller, Hancock, New Hampshire