Monday, July 20, 2009

Growing Tips for Sweet Corn


To ensure pollination plant several rows together in a block, Instead of one long row. Be sure and Side dress with fertilizer when the plants are 8 inches high. Keep well watered, from the time the tassels form up to harvest. Hill corn plants by pushing a few inches of soil up around the base of the plants when they are fertilized. This will provide more stability, but take care not to disturb the roots. Do not remove suckers, which are off-shoots of the main stem. Regular sweet corn, super sweet, sugar enhanced, and most important, popcorn should be isolated from each other to prevent cross-pollination.

6 comments:

Cosmos said...

Read about these tips about growing Sweet Corn.Nice and useful tips!

Bring Back Pluto said...

Very helpful stuff. Informative.
This is our second year with a garden and first year with corn.
Thanks. My wife liked it too!

Bring Back Pluto
"ONE of THE GUYS"

Major and Sherry said...

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Annie said...

I love sweet corn! Thank you for the tips!

ObviouslyDarren said...

Thanks great tips, I have actually just started growing sweetcorn in my garden, not sure how long it will be before I get some though.

Nice blog by the way.

Len said...

nice blog here i like gardening too, it's just that I don't have time anymore because of work. i do love sweet corn