How long does it take for a corn seed to sprout?
Gardeners usually plant corn (Zea mays) 10 days to three weeks after the last spring frost, when the soil temperature begins to warm. If corn is planted when the soil temperature is 60 F, then corn sprouts typically break the soil surface in 10 days to two weeks.
- Corn plants are picky about their soil.
- Starting corn seeds indoors is not recommended.
- Plant seeds outdoors two weeks after the last spring frost date.
- Make sure the soil temperature is above 60°F (16°C) for successful germination.
- Plant seeds 1.5 to 2 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart.
- Ear number and size can vary greatly from cultivar to cultivar. Most sweet corn varieties will have one to two ears per plant because they are mature rapidly and are generally short statured plants. Early maturing sweet corn will have one ear while those that mature later have two harvestable ears.
- General Quantities. One corn plant, given adequate growing conditions, will produce between two and four ears of corn. Early varieties produce fewer, while later-maturing types produce slightly more.
- The ideal soil for growing corn is well-drained, preferably a sandy loam. Organic matter such as compost, leaves and grass clippings can be added to soil to improve its overall quality and improve drainage, particularly for heavy clay soil. Like most vegetables, corn grows best in soil with a pH between 5.8 and 6.8.
Because corn does not transplant well, corn seed is typically sown directly outdoors in the garden after the last frost. You can start corn indoors to give your vegetable garden a head start.
- It is possible to grow plants from the kernels you get for making popcorn, but remember this is a corn that isn't any good as sweet corn. it it very starchy and not sweet. it would only be good to use for more popcorn. Here is a quick tutorial on germinating the seed.
- Just push two or three cucumber seeds an inch into the soil, spacing the plantings 18 to 36 inches apart. (Bush varieties will tolerate a closer spacing.) If the soil is moist and warm, the seedlings will pop out of the ground in a matter of days.
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Sweet corn is quite easy to grow, but it does require ample growing space and plenty of sunlight. Corn won't grow well at all if it is planted in a spot that receives less than six hours of full sun each day.
- Plant seeds 1.5 to 2 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart. Rows 30 to 36 inches apart. For sufficient pollination, plan your plot right. Don't plant two long rows, rather, plant corn blocks of at least four rows.
- Under good conditions, beans germinate in eight to 10 days. Beans may take two weeks or longer if the soil temperature is under 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Wait until daytime temperatures are above 75 degrees Fahrenheit before planting bean seeds for fast germination.
- Germination. Germination, the process of a seed sprouting and beginning to grow, takes four to seven days for a broccoli seed. Broccoli seeds germinate best in temperatures between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and they can be sprouted in a house, in a greenhouse or in an outdoor garden's soil.
Updated: 19th September 2018