How to Grow:
Corn can be planted outdoors after the last spring frost and throughout the summer up until 14 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Corn seeds are planted 1-2 inches deep, 4 per square foot, in full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Corn typically sprouts within 5-10 days. Water weekly, more often in hot weather.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
|Acorn Squash||Mustard Greens||Eggplant|
|Arugula||Nasturtiums||Tomatoes (Bush & Vine)|
|Beans (Bush & Pole)||Oregano|
|Cucumbers||Southern Peas (Black-Eyed Peas)|
|Honeydew||Summer Squash (Zucchini)|
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for corn:
- Corn Borers
- Corn Earworms
- Cucumber Beetles
- Flea Beetles
- Groundhogs (Woodchucks)
- Harlequin Bugs
- Japanese Beetles (June Bugs)
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