Sweet corn can grow in crusty soil, but not well. For the best, healthiest growth, sweet corn needs to be grown in a fertile, deep soil that is friable, or easily tilled. It also must be moist, warm and well draining.
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James Burghardt has written for "The Public Garden," "Docent Educator," nonprofit newsletters and for horticultural databases, becoming a full-time writer in 2008. He's gardened and worked professionally at public and private gardens in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has written articles for eHow and GardenGuides.