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

04 Dec 22, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Transfer when about 6' high.
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.
08 Mar 23, harvey (USA - Zone 11b climate)
What organic corn varieties and organic soybean varieties grow well in climate zone 11A-11B?
25 May 23, Renee Bowman (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Something is eating my corn stalks leaves leaving holes in them and inside center of stalks looks like wet corn meal or mash can it still be salvaged and what could be causing this? How do I prevent and stop this infestation?
01 Jun 23, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Check for big grubs.
04 Jun 23, German Martinez (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What’s the best soil either potting mix or soil mix outdoors for growing corn from seeds
10 Jun 23, (USA - Zone 3b climate)
Just good rich soil.
08 Jun 23, Jerry Pettersson (USA - Zone 12b climate)
Hello,I am about to start sweetcornfarming in Dar Es Salaam, Kigamboni, Tanzania. I intend to buy some different types of Sweetcorn to find out which type I should use. What do you recommend me to start with and fits for lowland, rain about 1200 mm per year, subtropical area, 2 rainperiods. Zone 12.The sweetcorn will be sold on the streets as boil and eaten as streetfood. I hope we will be able to plant the seeds all over the year for selling. Can you recommend different types which I can order and test in a little scale to see which type or types of your products works best for us? Also give me prices for the test. 50 or 100 seeds of each are enough. Before we place a larger order I must know which one works best in my area and environment. I looking forward for a fast response. I need the grains to be delivered to Sweden in a short time. Do you also have an WhatsApp telephone number where I can reach your support/service? If you can supply me with the right corn, can you give me an advice where to go for finding right products? Best regards Jerry Pettersson+46705556411
10 Jun 23, (USA - Zone 3b climate)
You need to contact a Government Agricultural Department in your country and talk to them about all of this. This website does not sell seeds or give advise on what kinds of seeds to plant. There is no WhatsApp phone or support here.
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My sweet corn seemed to go well at first but most of the cobs were undersized. It was growing in a shallow no dig garden, could depth of soil be responsible?

- Colleen

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