Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Sweet Corn
- If too much hot pepper or spice has been added to a soup or stew, adding a can of sweet corn can help.
- Popcorn is also a favorite snack if you have leftover kernels. Learn how to make homemade popcorn here.
Could you please post how you boil corn and how you barbeque it. How long should you boil it for or leave it on the barbeque. Thank you
All in the article is well and good...BUT what about the GMO corn that does not have a natural taste ?? The artificial over sweer sugar taste that makes some of us nausiated after 2 bites as opposed to heirloom corn. All of the corn at the supermarket and many farm produce stands is GMO corn and the GMO corn is un natural and has a strange taste
When starting any plants off from seed why not use cardboard or paper containers such as paper cups (you can buy 50 or more new cups for only a few dollars). Place a few holes into the base of the cup or cardboard container for drainage. The container with the single seedling can then be planted directly into the ground without disturbing the roots. The cardboard or paper container will decompose into the soil adding nutrients back into the soil. You can clearly mark each cup or container directly onto the side with any information you need, Date, variety etc. Happy planting.
Thanks for the excellent growing tips for corn. I live in zone 7a and was surprised to see the planting times. I realize it's a guide but would stress to others that average soil temps should determine actual planting dates. I rarely plant corn before mid may. Last year with the sugar enhanced variety it was May 28th, which according to my log is the latest planting in 30 years of growing corn.
Starting earlier when the soil is cooler than optimal has no advantage and may have the opposite effect when the weather is cool and wetter than normal. Thanks again.
The basic information provided on sweet corn its verities and farming is enlightened indeed.
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Good question! We looked into a few educational resources and while few explain kernel size directly, they emphasize ear size on which, of course, the kernels form. So, from Purdue University:
Optimum growing conditions set the stage for maximum ear size potential and exceptional grain yields at harvest time.
(and) Kernel number (ear length) is strongly affected by environmental stresses. This means that potential ear length will vary dramatically from year to year as growing conditions vary. Severe stress can greatly reduce potential kernel number per row. Conversely, excellent growing conditions can encourage unusually high potential kernel number.
See more here https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/timeless/EarSize.html
Hope this helps–
When you say brown....could that mean dark maroon? Or is my corn Almost ready for harvest? It's be 83 days. The cobs don't appear to be very big. I'm in zone 8a and my stalks are in a raised garden bed.
On the coast of Maine, it is quite common for people to start corn indoors. Mine are usually 4-6 inches tall when I put them in the garden and they never skip a beat. I use an open pollinated golden bantam called Ashworth. It has a lovely corn flavor but needs to be cooked immediately as the sugar gets starchy quickly.
As a first time corn grower "dent/flint" for use as corn meal. Why is aflatoxin not mentioned in this article.