Corn / Maize

Corn / Maize

Zea mays

Plant family

Süßgräser (Poaceae) (Poaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

15 cm

Row spacing

50 cm

Seeding depth

5 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Sowing

Mid of May

Weeding

Every week

Description

Corn is an annual, light- and heat-loving crop from the sweet grass family. There are large differences between the varieties in terms of color, shape and size of the cobs, as well as growth height of the plants. Corn can serve as a windbreak for sensitive plants.

Origin:

Central America

Growing tips

Corn can be sown directly into the bed or grown in advance as a seedling in pots. It is very sensitive to frost, which means that it can be sown or planted in the bed only after the Ice Saints. Also, corn loves sun and heat, so look for him a sunny spot in the garden. It is pollinated by wind, which means that you should cultivate several plants next to each other to guarantee optimal pollination. By mounding soil around the stems, you increase the stability of the plants. This way they can develop supporting roots with which they can hold on.

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests