Corn Plants
Q.

Growing

Anonymous added on June 8, 2015 | Answered

I want to plant more corn outside. Is it too late and I have put wood shavings mixed with peat around the bottom of my plants to keep them warm and moist. Is it OK or should I clear the wood shavings?

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Heather
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 10, 2015

    These articles will help with growing corn: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/how-to-grow-corn.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/grow-sweet-corn.htm

    The wood shavings should be okay as long as they are not fresh, which can burn the plants.

    It would be best to compost the shavings/sawdust prior to using it in the garden. Not only will this allow it to age, which will lessen the chances of burning plants, but it will also prevent it from taking up too much nitrogen from the soil. This article might help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/using-sawdust-in-your-compost-pile.htm
    If you have already added them around your plants, I would either remove it or work it into the soil and replace the shavings with straw mulch. This will retain moisture and keep the plants insulated.

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Corn Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More