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 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

22 Jan 09, Colleen (Australia - temperate climate)
Willo, thanks for your response. Will hope for better results next time following your advice.
31 Jan 09, corey (Australia - temperate climate)
first time grower how do i tell if my corn is ready
15 Feb 09, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
We have tried to grow corn, but it comes out claggy when we go to eat it. It appears OK, but the texture isn't right. Anyone have any suggestions on what may cause this?
21 Feb 09, Ian (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The corn does not form completely on the cob. Does anybody know why? Thanks.
22 Feb 09, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Ian, poor pollination can result in corn not forming completely. Could your corn be planted too far apart, or in rows instead of the recommended blocks? (See the comment from willo on 20th Jan). It could also be due to insufficient water.
22 Feb 09, Ian (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks Chris, they are in blocks, but what I may be doing wrong is that I am dusting the silk for grubs as soon as it pops out & maybe that is stopping the pollination.
01 Mar 09, anaura (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
hi I'mplanting corn for the first time , but the leaves are loosing colour and have small brown specs on I was a bit sloe at watering and it has been very hot can any one help . thanks
03 Mar 09, Dean (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. I've grown some beautiful sweet corn before, but this new crop(different house) looks awesome but tatses very flourery.Any suggetsions.
16 Apr 09, Thomas (Australia - tropical climate)
Hello, does anyone know where I can buy sweet corn seeds for a tropical climate? I need to do a sample in Panama, Central America. Thank you in advance for any help. [email protected]
17 May 09, Jared (Australia - temperate climate)
Julie ' i have grown corn in blocks for better pollination and when you think its about time to harvest open the tip of the cob and pop one of the kernals if its clear its not ready if its gluggy and thick its over harvest but if its got a creamy white texture (which is not long after the silk goes brown) its time to roast him on the BBQ.
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In order to have a later harvest when is the last date in my time zone that I can plant sweet corn. We already have first planting in.

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