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Planting


Sweet corn is a warm-weather vegetable. Germination and growth start at 55°F and the optimum temperature range is 70 to 86°F. To avoid seed rot and to maximize germination, soil temperatures at planting time should be at least 60°F. When soil temperatures at planting are below 75°F, it is recommended to use seed that has been pretreated with a fungicide to reduce loss of seed due to rots.