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Growing Sweet corn, also maize

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02 Jan 20 Safoa (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Please what are the requirements for growing sweet corn in the tropics
04 Jan 20 Another gardener (Australia - tropical climate)
The biggest problem with growing sweet corn is germinating the seed. The ground should be moist when planting the seeds. Give a light watering after planting. Don't water again for 3-5 days depend on how hot it is. If the soil is too wet the seeds will just rot. If really hot weather try and cover with shade cloth or protect them from the hot part of the day. Once they are growing plenty of fertiliser and water.
27 Jan 20 Cindy (Australia - temperate climate)
Always plant at least 3 seeds in each spot as I find they don't always germinate. It's good to have back up.
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