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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    January 20, 2011
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    Corn maturity varies depending on the variety and weather conditions but most corn is ready to pick between 65 to 85 days from when it is planted. When you buy the seeds, they should have a "time to maturity" number. This is the number of days from seed to harvest that variety of corn should take.

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    Heather on
    March 6, 2011
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    With a garden shaped like that, I would recommend that you take a look at square foot gardening, especially for corn. You plant in squares, instead of rows and it is easier for smaller gardens.This article has more on square foot gardens: http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/26gardening.htm

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    Nikki on
    April 26, 2011
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    This article will help with growing sweet corn: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/grow-sweet-corn.htm

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    Nikki on
    May 2, 2011
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    Since corn has shallow roots, it is best to use a soaker hose (or something similar) to allow the water to penetrate the soil rather than runoff, which usually happens with overhead watering. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/grow-sweet-corn.htm

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    Nikki on
    May 8, 2011
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    Heather on
    May 10, 2011
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    It sounds like your corn has Stewart's wilt. It often leaves slimy patches on the leaves as this is the bacteria that causes the disease. This article will explain more:
    https://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/pm1627.pdf

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    Nikki on
    May 10, 2011
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    This really depends on the variety of corn you are growing...60-day, 70-day or 90-day corn. However, most types of corn are usually ready to pick about 20 days after you see signs of the first silk growing. In order to pick the corn, just grab the ear, twist and pull in a downward motion and snap it off quickly.

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