Why every gardener should grow sweet corn in their garden

Apr 16, 2015 | Vegetable Gardening

When it comes to growing vegetables in your garden, its usually the mighty tomato that takes the first spot. Well, that’s not surprising. If you have ever bitten into a tender, juicy, home grown tomato, you will know the difference between that and one bought from the supermarket!
How to grow sweet corn in your garden
And what if I told you there is another vegetable that tastes even better when harvested an eaten soon? Yes, that is the Sweet Corn. Due to the way the sugars are present in Sweet Corn, the sweet corn kernels are the most tender and sweet when harvested and slowly turn into starch, diminishing the flavor of the corn. Corn is broadly classified into three types:
  • Sweet corn
  • Field Corn
  • Specialty Corn
To see more details on how to grow sweet corn in containers and a step–by-step fertilization schedule, check out this video:


  1. Molly

    Just reading through your blog posts and very much enjoying the content. I cannot grow sweet corn because my garden soil contains the fungi that causes head smut. Various sources on the internet say it will eventually die but even though I've tried every five years it is still there. You are so right about the taste of fresh sweet corn, there is nothing like it and I hope someday to be able to grow it. It was a delight I remember from my parents' home garden.

  2. DJKJ

    Hi Molly, Try growing the sweet corn in containers, they will grow well. Happy Gardening!

  3. C.I.

    I tried sweet corn for the first time this year. The corn grew to about 3 feet and died. How often do you fertilize becauae I want to try again next season.


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