I dropped three (3) seeds together in the new trench, about 2 - 3 inches deep, and about a foot apart. When I finished with the sowing, I covered the seeds and patted them down gently with a garden rake.
The corn was planted the 2nd of May and yesterday, I removed all but one plant in each group. I let the tallest and best looking plant stand. At this time, the corn has shallow and fragile roots so I hilled each plant up and tapped the soil down with my hands.
At this time, I also made small trenches on each side of the corn so that I could side dress the corn. The side dressing ensures that fertilizer does not get on the plants to avoid "burns" on the plants, any plant.
I am amazed that each seed germinated or so it seemed. It helped that I watered the corn in the meadow on a regular base. In about 80 - 90 days after planting, I should enjoy my Silver Queens.
In between the rows of corn, I had initially put down a generous amount of hay to keep the weeds down and after now hilling up the corn, I moved some of the hay closer to keep the tender plants moist.
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