Growing Corn in a Raised Bed

I planted corn seeds in this 8x8 foot raised bed. When they came up, I thinned to 64 plants. So there was about one plant per square foot. The soil used was a mix of potting soil and mulch that was about 6 feet deep.

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I kept it watered and fertilized until it produced the corn. The variety of corn planted was Sugar Dots Hybrid, a sweet corn. The end result was 60 ears of very nice corn.

By Deanna from Spearsville, LA

August 20, 20090 found this helpful

Did you really mean "6 FEET deep"? That would take a LOT of compost and potting soil. Like 384 cubic feet of materials! Does corn really grow roots that deep?

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August 20, 20090 found this helpful

Sorry about the mistake I made on the depth of soil and mulch used in the raised bed. It should be 6 inches instead of 6 feet.

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August 20, 20090 found this helpful

Six inches is lot more believable (grin). I thought perhaps you were growing some of those 'Jack in the Beanstalk' giant ears of corn LOL Appreciate hearing the correction.

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