Fresh ears of corn are the most popular delicacy in summer. Boiled, grilled, grilled or fried corn is a must for any family gathering.
One way to ensure that corn is fresh and organic is to grow it in your home garden. Vegetable Planter's corn planting process is very simple, anyone can grow corn, even if your garden is small.
Use these techniques for planting corn and enjoy the taste of summer about 55 days after planting.
The best time for sowing
Early spring is the best time to plant corn, but don't rush to plant seeds. If the soil is not warm enough, the corn seeds will not germinate, so wait until two weeks after the last spring frost before planting corn.
Don't start sowing indoors
Corn is one of the rare garden plants that you don't want to start with indoor seeds. Plants have very shallow roots and usually cannot survive after transplantation.
It is best to wait and sow the seeds directly into the outdoor soil. Plants grow quickly, and you will have a higher success rate.
Corn is a large amount of feed and waterer, and the soil is prepared by adding large amounts of compost and/or decaying animal manure before planting. This will ensure that the soil is fertile and loose so that the plants will receive adequate nutrients and the soil will retain moisture without becoming damp.
How to grow corn
Create rows 1 inch deep and 2-3 feet apart. Plant corn seeds in rows 6 inches apart. Manual Seeder, very useful when you plant seeds in a large garden.
Cover corn seeds thoroughly with 1/2 inch of soil and water. After the seeds have germinated and the stems have grown to 4 inches tall, pull 1/2 inch of soil around the base to help anchor the tall plants.
Depending on the variety planted, corn stalks will grow to 5-12 feet tall. Each plant produces 1-2 ears of corn. When the silk turns brown, the ears of corn are ready to be harvested.
Pull down the mature ears and twist the harvest.