How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Corn is generally direct seeded into the garden because
it germinates so readily and is difficult to transplant.
Corn should be planted on raised beds, made by adding large
amounts of sifted compost or other soil amendments so that
a bed is established above the previous level of soil. Beds
should be about 36 inches wide with a row of corn on each
side of the bed. Plants should be 8 to 12 inches apart in
the row. Plant the seed 1 to 1.25 inches deep and firm
the soil well over the seed. To insure pollination,
plant corn in blocks instead of long rows. Make several
successive plantings for a longer harvest period. Usually
plant every 3 weeks in early spring to every week in the
later spring period for successive harvests.