Common Name Tender sweet, sweet corn,  Zea mays(Botanical Name).
Height 3 to 4 ft
Flower Colour green
Bloom Time All Months
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting And Care

  • When your plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin them so they are 8 to 12 inches apart
  • Be careful not to damage the roots when weeding
  • Soil must be well drained and able to keep consistent moisture
  • In dry conditions, be sure to keep corn well watered due to its shallow roots
  • Water at a rate of 5 gallons per sq yard
  • Mulch helps reduce evaporation

Sweet Corn

  • Work in aged manure or compost the fall before planting and let over winter in the soil
  • Starting seeds indoors is not recommended
  • Plant seeds outdoors two weeks after the last spring frost date
  • Make sure soil temperature is above 60 degrees for successful germination
  • Plant seeds through holes
  • Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches apart
  • Rows 30 to 36 inches apart
  • For sufficient pollination, plan your plot right
  • You may choose to fertilize at planting time, corn is meant to grow rapidly
  • If you are confident that the soil is adequate, this can be skipped
  • Water well at planting time
Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil, loamy soil.
Temperature 50 °F,
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season Harvest when tassels begin to turn brown and cobs start to swell. Kernels should be full and milky. Pull ears downward and twist to take off stalk .Sweet corn varieties lose their sweetness soon after harvesting .Prepare for eating or preserving immediately after picking.

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