4 Steps to Growing Your Own Sweet Corn
Corn may seem like an intimidating crop, but it's fairly easy to grow in any garden. Follow our step-by-step planting guide to grow your own sweet corn this summer.
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Fresh sweet corn is one of summer's most beloved treats. To enjoy sweet corn at its tender, sugary best, plant a patch close to your kitchen door in direct sun so you can easily pick it and pop it directly into a pot of boiling water.
Step 2: Thin
In order to have the most success at growing your own sweet corn, you must reduce crowding. When plants are about 4 inches tall, thin to one plant per foot to avoid lodging (wind flattening the corn to the ground). Corn has a shallow root system, so water at least 1 inch per week. If you do have wind damage, sturdy stalks often right themselves.