Planting Corn Seeds: A Simple Guide


corn seeds for planting

Select Corn Kernels: Choose mature, plump corn kernels from fresh or dried corn ears.

Prepare Soil: Use well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Corn thrives in full sunlight, so pick a sunny spot in your garden.

Soak Kernels: Soak the kernels in water overnight to help speed up germination.

Plant Kernels: Plant the kernels 1-2 inches deep, spaced about 6-8 inches apart in rows. Rows should be 2-3 feet apart.

Water Regularly: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Corn needs plenty of water, especially during the germination and growing stages.

Provide Support: As the corn plants grow, they may need support to stay upright. Consider using stakes or growing them in a block formation to help them support each other.

Fertilize: Use a balanced fertilizer or compost to provide necessary nutrients. Corn is a heavy feeder and benefits from regular feeding.

Monitor for Pests: Watch out for pests like corn borers and aphids. Use natural pest control methods or appropriate insecticides if needed.

Harvest: Corn is ready to harvest when the ears are full and the husks are green and tight. The silk at the top of the ear should be brown and dry.

Enjoy Your Corn: After harvesting, you can enjoy fresh corn or use it for various culinary dishes.

This easy technique will have you growing your own corn right from the corn cob without any additional work or drying kernels, or digging and sprouting the seeds. Natural does the work for you.

1. Fina a location you want it's growing;

2. Dig a layer about 2-3 inches;

3. Then put cooked corn into that layer;

4. Water it enough;

5. Take care and wait patiently until it growed strongly and harvest it.

Or you can refer different sources as below to know how to grow corn successfully. 

1. From GH: How to Grow Corn in Your Own Backyard

2. From The Old Farmer's Almanac

3. From the Spruce - Sweet Corn Profile

4. From University of Georgia - Growing Home Garden Sweet Corn

5. From Jungseeds - Growing Sweet Corn – Types and Isolation Guidelines



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