The Q&A Archives: Vegetable Plant Thinning

Question: This is my first garden and I do not know what it means when it says to Thin. My corn is about 2" high and about 5 to 6 inches apart. What do I do?

Answer: Corn is a heavy feeder and need lots of moisture. If the plants are too close together they will compete with one another. For most productive growth, thin your corn plants 6"-10" apart. This will provide elbow room for them to grow, and enough root space so they're not fighting one another for food and moisture.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by cocoajuno and is called "Here's looking at you."