How Deep Should Corn Seeds Be Planted?

The ideal depth for planting corn seeds in average soil conditions is 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Plant seeds 2 to 3 inches deep in sandy or dry soil conditions. Seeds planted shallower than 1 1/2 inches may be eaten by birds or rodents and fail to root properly.

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Amy Deemer began her writing career in 1992. She began writing online content in 2009 and writes primarily for Answerbag and Garden Guides. Deemer enjoys researching and writing about flowers, plants and gardening. Deemer has an Associate of Arts in liberal studies from Westmoreland Community College.