DAYS TO HARVEST
After danger of frost, direct seed corn every foot in two rows/bed .5-1″ deep. Rows should be at least 18″ apart. Plant flour corn early as it requires the full season to mature. Corn pollinates best if grown in blocks. A little extra spacing between plants does not hurt as this allows good air flow through the plants as the kernels mature.
This variety also does well started in trays indoors and transplanted outside. Sow in trays (98-128 cells work well) 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Transplant outside after danger of frost is over.
Sweet corn can grow in many different soil types. Corn is a heavy feeder and will flourish in rich soil. Prefers a pH of 6.5-6.8.
warm season crop
Allow ears to remain on stalk until fully formed and the stalk becomes brown. Remove ears and store in a dry, well-ventilated space to continue drying.
Grows well with beans, both bush and pole as well as melons, pumpkins, and squash which will vine around the base of stalks. Growing beans, squash, and corn together is known as the Native American “Three Sisters” planting.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS