Grow Corn for Sweetness

Grow Corn for Sweetness

The good news for all of you corn lovers is that corn is extremely easy to grow. The bad news, for those who don’t have a lot of land available, is that corn plants need a lot of room to grow in your vegetable garden.

You’ll need to keep your plants about 3 feet apart. Alternatively, you can grow corn by planting them in mounds 4 to 6 inches apart, then thin them out when the plants are 3-4 inches tall. If you’re planting from seeds, you can put in up to 3 seeds per planting, since they don’t always come up reliably.

If your growing season is short, you can also grow corn by buying seedlings at your local nursery. They should not be planted until at minimum 1-2 weeks after the last frost, with a soil temperature of 55-65 degrees, depending on the variety you’re planting.

Make sure when you grow corn that your plants are well watered in after planting and then throughout the growing season, but make sure they’re never wet or in boggy soil conditions. They need full hot sun to grow well. If you have deer in the area, you might want to put up fencing to keep them out. To grow corn is very easy if you take just a few simple steps.

 

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