GardeningHow To Grow Sweet Corn In Small Spaces

How To Grow Sweet Corn In Small Spaces

If you love sweet corn but never plant it thinking you would need rows and rows to plant corn in, check this out. Growing corn in mounds or small hills will get you loads of corn and not take up the entire garden space.

How To Grow Sweet Corn In Small Spaces

Planting your corn this way will concentrate a small spot with up to 9 stalks and with intense feeding and plenty of water  each hill will gives you a nice amount of corn. Planted this way each stalk can grow 2 or 3 ears of corn. So if you have 9 stalks in a mound you could end up with 27 ears of corn from that mound. If your mound is around 18 inches then potentially you could have quite a few mounds along a side or the back of your yard.

This method will provide plenty of sweet corn for eating all summer without using up all of your garden space. The reason this growing method is so neat is that in order for corn to pollinate properly the wind has to blow the pollen around from one stalk to another. That is why traditional corn planting needs many rows, so you have enough to pollinate.

With this method of concentrating your corn in small mounds they are super concentrated and any little wind will cause pollination since they pollen doesn’t have so far to go. For more info on how to grow loads of sweet corn using this method of using minimal space read all about it from Our Stoney Acres.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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