Deborah 75104
Deborah 75104
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Asked on May 16, 2017

Is there a certain spot to plant corn seeds to get them to fully grow?

Deborah 75104GailKaren Gravelle
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I have a small garden in by backyard in the south direction, I have planted corn seeds for as long as I have had this garden, which is over twelve years. They start out growing and flourishing well, but they all of a sudden they stop growing and dry up. I end up using them on my fall decoration, so they don't totally go to waste, but I would love to see them grow so that my family and I can eat them. Everything else I plant in that garden grows. I also have a smaller garden on the east side of my house, I planted them there this year to see if the direction will result in change.
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 16, 2017

    Crops need to be rotated.
  • Thelma
    on May 18, 2017

    The corn probably needs to be put in an area that has the proper nitrogen, etc. in the soil. Plant green beans in the same rows with the corn, these two vegies help each other grow and produce.
    • Thelma
      on May 19, 2017

      Thanks, have never planted peas with the corn as peas do better in cooler temps than green beans and corn do, so I plant the peas earlier. Would love to know how they do with the corn.
  • Karen Gravelle
    on May 18, 2017

    Also, corn needs to have full sun, and plant at least five rows, in order to accomplish full pollination (the wind creates the process). Some have tried planting them in a circle when there's not enough room for five or more rows.
  • Deborah 75104
    on May 18, 2017

    The new location will give the corn more sun, I think I did do the circle procedure because of something I heard or read somewhere. Wish me well.
  • Gail
    on May 18, 2017

    It might be that you need crop rotation and plant in a different area each year.
  • Deborah 75104
    on May 18, 2017

    that makes sense, I did change locations this year. I will see how it goes before I give up on trying to grown corn.
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