5. Seeds germinated in the germinator produce pollen and silks early. Last spring one lot of C50, a sweet corn inbred, was planted in the field on June 1. Another lot of the same stock was put into the germinator. As soon as the seedlings were well started they were put into four inch pots and kept in the greenhouse for about two weeks before transplanting to the field. The plants so treated produced pollen a week ahead of those planted in the field and there was a difference of nine days in the silking dates. This method may be utilized for securing early tassels and silks of stocks, without planting early.