Planting Peaches & Cream Corn

Click here to see the pictures of my corn as it grows.

Nothing says the taste of summer more than fresh sweet corn on the cob. It’s only in the summer time can you get the freshiest, sweetiest kernels known to man. The experience is even better if you can grow it yourself, so you can have that pot of water boiling as you run from the garden to the house with your ticking time bomb. Corn begins the process of converting it’s sugar to startch as soon as you pick it, so the sooner you can get it in the pot the better.

Last year, I attempted to grow some corn on a small scale. Unfortnately you will have to go and ask the deer how it tasted. This year I have a new fenced in area and a much larger space. So I am hoping the 2nd time will be the charm. I choose peaches & cream corn again for the 2nd year in a row. Peaches & cream feature kernels of both the yellow and white variety.

When to Plant
After the danger of all frost. Daytime temperatures should be at least 70 degrees.

Planting Depth
Plant the seeds at a depth of 1/2 of an inch.

After planting make sure the soil is moist. It is also important to have plenty of water when the corn is producing tassels for the best results.

Expected Harvest
I got a late start because I was on vacation and I had to roto-till my soil. I planted my corn on Saturday, June 12, 2010. It takes about 85 days to reach maturity. So I can expect to harvest my corn around Tuesday, September 5th. It is later than I wanted, but still well before the first expected frost.

Click here to see the pictures of my corn as it grows.

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