how often do you water sweet corn?

emachines760(9)July 17, 2012

Just wondering how often are you supposed to water them corn plants ? Do you fertilize and what kind of fertilizer do you use? I live in calexico ca , heat here reaches to 100 to 109. they are about 6-9 inches tall

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Long soakings.

Side dress with nitrogen.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 11:36PM
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We have 90 to 100 heat for over a month. I water the corn every day and I use Miracle grow. My corn is about four feet now. From my experience I get good corn when I thin it to about 1 1/2 foot. When my corn was crowded the production was bad. Last year I got two per mostly each plant. My problem with raising corn are the rabbits. They love to snack on my corn.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 3:34AM
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this is how it looks

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 4:13AM
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does it need more fertilizer?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 4:15AM
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I use a soaker hose and never let it get really dry. If we don't get an inch of rain, I soak twice a week. Early corn is ready, main crop just tasseling. I make liquid fertilizer by mixing organic fertilizer with water, letting it steep for 3 days, then sloshing it on. The corn gets a big drench of the stuff at tasselling.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 8:30AM
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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

When it isn't raining, I water every 3 days. I just picked the last of the 3rd planting and the fourth is coming on. The fifth is beginning to silk. The get the idea.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:41AM
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