WHEN is the correct time for YOU to plant corn?

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How do you know it is the correct time for YOU to plant sweet corn?

We always have 6 days of rain every week Feb until May then I try to plant corn about May 10. When night time temperatures are 65° and soil temperatures are 65°, days are 90°+ and soil is dry enough to till, and no rain in forecast for a whole week I plant corn.

This year it is still raining 6 days a week. We just had 3 days of NO rain, very windy, soil has dried up enough to till. 92° expected today, nights are 65°, this is a good time to plant "except" we have 6 days of rain in the forecast again starting tomorrow.

I always plant 4 rows of corn, 75 seeds per row, seeds spaces 5" apart. 300 ears of G-90 bicolor sweet corn gives up 50 lbs. of kernels in the freezer. If I expect to have only 65% germination then I plant 6 rows of corn. There is no reason to till soil today it will soak up 6 days of rain easier then become quick sand for a week.

Our weather always makes a sudden change from too much rain to no rain at all, then its 100°f every day, no rain for a month, June to Sept. Garden soil is desert for 4 months. I water corn every day then we harvest 50 lbs of G-90 bicolor corn.

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Heirloom farmer1969

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It's been wet like that here In my part of Kentucky also . I've only been able to get one good planting of sweet corn in the ground .
The last two days have been dry but more rain is in the forecast this week. I'm just going to plant and hope for the best .
The weather has really been challenging for me these last 4 or five growing seasons with all the rain . I need about 2 weeks of dry weather bad right now to get caught up but that's not going to happen. Good luck !!
Despite all the rain my first sweet corn planting looks descent.
 

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