Growing Sweet corn, also corn,maize

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
        P P            

(Best months for growing Sweet corn in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 16°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 20 - 30 cm apart
  • Harvest in 11-14 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): All beans, cucumber, melons, peas, pumpkin, squash, amaranth
  • Avoid growing close to: Celery.

Your comments and tips

24 Jun 20, Wendy Mingorance (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a sweet corn 2cm just growing starting do I have to leave it under shade from heavy rain I take good care of it place them in nice pots I adore from seedlings what should I do ?
30 Jun 20, wayne (Australia - temperate climate)
Corn is a summer crop, should be put in around late oct to dec. lots of water and I think good nutrient
25 Jun 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I suggest you google
29 May 20, Jack (Australia - tropical climate)
What is the good time for Maize harvesting?? Our place is tropical, had a winter for short period of time, summer start from September till March.
30 May 20, Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
11-14 weeks after planting. Read the comments here Gardenate - the info is in the notes.
17 Apr 20, Colin and Taksan (Australia - temperate climate)
Our corn has grown well but on opening it to check there were caterpillars eating it. What is the best way to control these?
20 Apr 20, (Australia - temperate climate)
If they don't eat much just cut the damaged section off. That is what I do. Caused by the heliothis moth. Look on the internet for a spray.
10 Apr 20, Pamela MATHEWS (Australia - tropical climate)
Hellow .. what is the best way to plant rows or bunch in together..first time grower..thank you
14 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant 2-3-4 rows about 80-90cm between rows. When plants are about 40-50cm high run some fertiliser down each side of the plant and then hill the soil up around the plants. Makes the plant more stable in the ground.
05 Apr 20, Robyn (Australia - tropical climate)
I’ve always though corn was super hardy. My plants are about 3 weeks old, decent size and some little green caterpillars (about 1cm long) smashing it. Please help, what can I do? Natural solution?
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