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Growing Sweet Corn in South Dakota

Written collaboratively by: Taylor Olson, Paul Okello, Phillip Alberti, John Posch, Adam J. Varenhorst, Emmanuel Byamukama, Rhoda Burrows, and Febina Mathew

Sweet corn is a delicious vegetable enjoyed by both kids and adults. It is popular in the mid-to-late summer and is often bought at stands on street corners and grocery stores throughout small towns in South Dakota. What many people don’t know, however, is that sweet corn is a remarkably easy vegetable to grow yourself. All you need are a few essential materials and some basic knowledge to grow your own delicious sweet corn.