Amend soil with compost or other organic matter prior to planting.
Corn is sweetest in the early morning; pick ears first thing for best flavor.
Planting: Space 8 to 12 inches apart, depending on type.
If youre unsure, poke a kernel essex utomhusbio kontakta antal with your fingernail.Use a barrier fence to deter deer and raccoons.Soil pH should.0.8.If pollination is an issue (corn is primarily wind-pollinated grow corn in blocks of short rows instead of one long one.Light requirements: Full sun for best yields.(Read the stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.) Extend the harvest by setting out plants weekly for a month or more.Dont plant different types of corn close enough to cross-pollinate or flavor can change.
Mulch soil to reduce water evaporation, but wait until soil has warmed before covering.
Refrigerate harvested ears right away.
Frost-fighting plan: Corn can be damaged by light frost (28 F to 32 F).Water requirements: Fuel corns fast growth with consistently moist soil.Soil requirements: Corn needs moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.To harvest, hold the corn stalk with one hand; use the other to pull the ear down and away from the stalk, twisting until it breaks off.If gusty summer storms blow corn plants over, they will usually right themselves after a few days of sunny weather.Common issues: Watch for corn earworms, aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, and cutworms.If a surprise kvinnor för sex möten late spring frost comes into the forecast, protect seedlings with a frost blanket.
In poorly draining soil, fungus diseases can attack seedlings.