I have some corn in the ground, transplanted from wintersowing containers, but I would like more.
I sowed some today, started out putting two per hole, got sloppy and ended up putting 3 to 5 per hole.
Spacing is roughly 12" apart.
So, is that gonna be too much , or maybe just right?
I'm inclined to plant 3 and prune to two, going forward. K
I've only grown corn once so far and I'm sure someone else can give you better advice, but when I grew corn in a container, I had one plant per hole and the holes were only a few inches apart. At the end of the year when I tried to clean the box out, the base of the stem (and the roots coming from it) were massive, but I am curious to see how they would grow with two plants per hole.
I didn't get the yield I wanted due to some type of disease that covered the plant in black and dark green spots, but here are some pictures of that grow in case it's useful:
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jordan barton wrote:i am trying to make it so i can direct sow my corn.
I tried something new this year with my corn. I soaked the kernels in water 24 hours before direct planting. I checked yesterday and I have 100% germination rate. Every single one came up.
I created a row and planted 6" apart. The corn farms in Iowa have almost zero spacing. The stalks are literally touching each other, so I figured 6" was good enough.
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I will generally plant 1 seed per hole 10 in. apart in row and 32 inches between rows. Over the years i have found this gives me the best harvest and still allows me to fit between rows for hilling and weeding. I sometimes start a small seed tray with a few in case some do not come up. My space is limited and I don't like skips.
I have my first crop of corn canned and/or in freezer, second crop waiting to sprout.
Ralph Sluder wrote: I will generally plant 1 seed per hole 10 in. apart in row and 32 inches between rows. Over the years i have found this gives me the best harvest and still allows me to fit between rows for hilling and weeding.
That gives 2.2 square feet per plant. Right in the middle of what I believe is ideal spacing.