How much room do I need for sweet corn My yards 40 ft wide by 40 ft I want to plant a few rows for my son to eat. I use to plant a 1 acre garden when I was a kid and I told my wife I was going to plant like 3 or 4 rows of corn and she told her dad this in a phone call and he told her it wouldn't grow. And my thought on this is it would do just fine. It's going to be planted long ways on a hillside going across the hill. I only want like 30 stalks. I've also cut 2 55 gal barrels to use for tomatoes,a few beans ,peas and such. How would this all work as I just want some fresh veg's till We can get moved and have a few acres in veges again. And will top soil work in the 1/2 barrels or should I use potting soil? they are cut long ways just to clear this part up. I was going to use 1 1/2 of one for potatoes buried in straw have any of you done this and what was the outcome? thanks Matt the reason for using barrels is due to my bad back just a bit more info.I should have added I'm in central Ohio.