26th November 2019

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Is corn easy to grow?

A long, frost-free growing season is necessary. Here's how to plant, grow, and harvest corn in your garden. Sweet corn is wind-pollinated, so it should be planted in blocks, rather than in single rows. Early, mid, and late-season varieties extend the harvest.

Also question is, can you grow corn in a small garden?

Growing Corn. Sometimes the tips of the ears, or kernels even deep down in the ear, don't fill out. To make sure silks are nicely showered with pollen, grow corn in blocks of short rows rather than in a long, single row. In a small garden, 15 plants set 1 foot apart can be grown in a 3 x 5-foot bed.

How close can I grow corn?

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.

How long does it take to grow corn?

Corn planted in cold, wet soil is unlikely to germinate. Corn grows best in air temperatures from 60° to 95°F. Corn can take from 60 to 100 days to reach harvest depending upon variety and the amount of heat during the growing season.
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