how do i grow corn
Make sure the soil temperature is dependably 65 F (18C) before planting your seeds.
Pre-soak your seeds over night, then directly sow outdoors 1-2 inches deep. Water the soil and consider covers with black cloth to warm the soil and keep birds from eating the kernels! The seeds will sprout in 5-10 days of warm weather. If you live in somewhere with a short growing season you'll need to either start your seeds indoors or sow in early summer as soon as the weather gets warmer.
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Harvest your corn when the silks turn brown, are dry, and the ear feels full. The corn will be ready to harvest three weeks after silks appear. You can push a thumbnail into a kernel to test if the corn is ready, if it is ready milky liquid should squirt out.
When your corn is ready to harvest, hold the stalk firmly and snap the ear downward then up. Use the corn as soon as you pick it as it can get starchy within hours.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
You can interplant a fast growing crop like lettuce between your corn to get more out of your space. Corn is one of the “three sisters” (corn, beans, squash) corn's role is to support the growth of the beans by providing a trellis.
¼ cup: Vitamin K (16%), Vitamin A (5%)
Preparing and Using
Eat your corn as soon as possible because up to 50% of its flavor is lost within the first twelve hours of storage.