Finally got my sweet corn planted


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I was finally able to plant my sweet corn last Monday. I checked on it this morning and it's starting to poke up out of the ground. Corn is probably my favorite crop to grow. Here's a video of me planting it:


 
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Meadowlark

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I agree w/you that corn is a favorite of mine also to grow. I grow for the taste and fresh corn is just spectacular tasting.

Also, your thoughts on the importance of rotation are spot on. Beans are great to use in that rotation sequence for corn...however you may hear from the local cynic decrying nitrogen fixing as an "Urban Myth". Soil tests on my dirt prove without a shadow of doubt that Nitrogen fixing is NOT an "urban myth".

Your planting is good but a couple things I've learned over the years enhance production. 1) its important to use raised rows here in East Texas. Otherwise, our annual spring rains can easily drown the seedlings. 2) it is critical for small plots of corn to reach the pollination stage at the identical same time, hence careful planting at the same depths and identical seed placement are important to assist this. Corn seed has a blunt or rounded end and a pointed end. To help ensure germination at the same time I always plant each seed the same way.

My corn is now tasseling and we are eagerly anticipating the taste of that wonderful fresh garden sweet corn.
 
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I agree w/you that corn is a favorite of mine also to grow. I grow for the taste and fresh corn is just spectacular tasting.

Also, your thoughts on the importance of rotation are spot on. Beans are great to use in that rotation sequence for corn...however you may hear from the local cynic decrying nitrogen fixing as an "Urban Myth". Soil tests on my dirt prove without a shadow of doubt that Nitrogen fixing is NOT an "urban myth".

Your planting is good but a couple things I've learned over the years enhance production. 1) its important to use raised rows here in East Texas. Otherwise, our annual spring rains can easily drown the seedlings. 2) it is critical for small plots of corn to reach the pollination stage at the identical same time, hence careful planting at the same depths and identical seed placement are important to assist this. Corn seed has a blunt or rounded end and a pointed end. To help ensure germination at the same time I always plant each seed the same way.

My corn is now tasseling and we are eagerly anticipating the taste of that wonderful fresh garden sweet corn.

Thanks for the tips! I'm hoping to get a Hoss Tools seed planter next year. You are spot on with your advice. Happy growing!
 

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