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Your information on theYour information on the spacing of the sweet corn plants was extremely useful. In European books on gardening I have found a great deal of misinformation, even in otherwise very informative books. I have usually been quite successful for two reasons. First, I plant cover crops of winter rye in the previous fall and turn it under (by hand) in March. Second, I use a liquid fertilizer made from stinging nettles and comfrey several times during the summer. Our summer monsoon comes at the right time in July, although the temperatures remain in the low 70-80s. Sweet corn from one's own garden is a real treat!