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Corn, Sweet

Sweet Corn Culture, particularly for cool soil.

Plant corn in rows - at least 4 rows side by side for each variety to get full pollination.  Plant rows 2 1/2 to 3 feet apart, spacing the seeds 4 to 6 inches apart; thin early varieties to 10 to 12 inches apart; later varieties 15 to 18 inches apart.  Our seed is untreated, so be sure the soil has warmed up before planting to ensure good germination.  Get a quicker start by boosting the moisture content of the seeds just before they are planted.  Soak seeds in distilled water at 77º F for 16 hours, then dry at room temperature for 8 hours before planting.  This results in earlier and better uniformity of emergence.  A packet contains one ounce and plants approximately 30 feet of row; 1/2 pound plants about 200 feet.

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