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Corn Growing Tips and Advice

Many varieties of corn exist, and so you will may to follow guidelines for your specific type of corn. One advantage to growing corn is that you can plant your seeds successively, though you should avoid planting different types of corn together or the plants will cross-pollinate.

Planting Corn

Make sure that seeds are planted 10-15 inches apart. Fertilize around the seeds when you plant them. Before your corn reaches 10 inches, fertilize again and repeat accordingly. Corn is ready to harvest 3 weeks after the first silk appears. Break the ear from the stalk close to the base so as not to damage the ear or the stalk.


Days to Harvest: 60-85 days
Days to Germinate: 6-10 days

Did you know that cooking sweet corn boosts healthy nutrients?

Read an article about growing sweet corn.

 

Tips for growing vegetables:

Pumpkins
Beets
Cauliflower

Corn
Soybeans
Lettuce
Artichoke
Asparagus
Brussels sprouts
String Beans
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Parsnip
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip
Chamomile
Mint
Marjoram
Sesame
Ginger
Nasturtium
French Tarragon
Fennel
Mustard Greens
Summer Savory

Tips for growing flowers:

Gloxinias



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