Growing Sweet corn, also corn,maize

Zea mays, var. rugosa : Poaceae / the grass family

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 61°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 8 - 12 inches 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

01 Jun 23, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Check for big grubs.
17 May 23, Jessica (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello. When can I grow sweet corn in Botswana?
19 May 23, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Find your climate zone and check the planting guide.
08 Mar 23, harvey (USA - Zone 11b climate)
What organic corn varieties and organic soybean varieties grow well in climate zone 11A-11B?
10 Jan 23, Wessel Naude (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi there.Can i still sow sweetcorn in January
21 Jun 23, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
greetings. can see you farming sweet corn . can you whatsapp me on +27630965740. need also some information how to go grow it as well
13 Feb 23, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Sept to Nov
31 Dec 22, William (USA - Zone 7a climate)
What is the recommended type sweet corn to grow in zone 7a?
05 Jan 23, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
More about finding a variety you like. Some corns are starchy and some really sweet.
30 Dec 22, Mark (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We were hit with terrible and unexpected hail last week and because of this some corn plants have tassels early due to the stress. I keep reading everywhere why it’s happened, but NOT what to do next. Anyone experienced this before? Should I leave, pull them up etc?
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hi my name is mikal and i want to start growing corn my freinds have told its a month late will they still grow p.s its january

- mikal

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