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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RpR_(3-4)

Often.

Long soakings.

Side dress with nitrogen.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 11:36PM
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foolishpleasure

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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emachines760(9)

this is how it looks

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 4:13AM
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emachines760(9)

does it need more fertilizer?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 4:15AM
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planatus(6)

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 sixth...you get the idea.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:41AM
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