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Avoid This Planting Mistake When Growing Your Own Corn
Corn is a warm-season crop and a sun-hungry vegetable plant that thrives in temperate climates. Therefore, the ideal planting time varies depending on your region.
One crucial tip is to plant the corn when the soil has warmed to about 60-65 degrees and the air temperature is consistently warm — usually during mid to late spring.
Though the soil should be at least 60 degrees, ideal temperatures for corn to flourish are between 75 and 86 degrees. Use a thermometer for an accurate reading.
For quick-maturing corn varieties, plant in late spring or early summer. However, if you're planting a slower-maturing variety, wait until the weather is warmer and more stable.