Corn - Cultivation
Corn is an annual plant that thrives in longer growing seasons in a warm, sunny climate. It needs full sun and loose, fertile, and well-draining loamy soil that is mixed with aged manure or compost. Corn is wind pollinated, so the plants should be planted in short rows and a block shape rather than long narrow rows. Plants should also be thinned to give 20-30 centimeters of space to create room for growth. Corn needs to be frequently watered as it has a shallow root system and the plant grows rapidly in heat depleting moisture in the soil. Corn should be planted two weeks after the last spring frost and will take 60-100 days, depending on the variety, to mature for harvest.