Sweet Corn

Growing your own corn is easy. Ready for homemade-homegrown pop-corn?
Common name : Sweet Corn
Scientific name : Zea mays
Family : Poaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Annual
Wind resistant
Wind resistant
Edible
Edible
Large pot
Large pot
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 150 - 200
pH 6 - 7

Identify my sweet corn

What a good idea to grow your own corn! Sweet corn is an annual monocotyledon with a single stem, rigid, up to 2 meters, surrounded by large, alternate, slender leaves up to several tens of centimeters.

Sow my sweet corn

Outside: Sow in loose soil, fertile, cool, in full sun, when the temperature exceeds 10 ° C. In the ground, add a base fertilizer during sowing. Bury the corn kernels about 5 cm, and sow every 3 cm on the row, spacing the rows widely. Inside: To save some time, you can sow in a bucket, putting 3 seeds in each pot, in a mixture of soil and compost.

Thin out my sweet corn

When the seedlings have emerged, thin them so that only one plant is kept every 10-15cm.

Dibble my sweet corn

Transplant in soft soil, fertile, cool, in full sun, when the temperature exceeds 10 ° C and your plants are well developed. In the open soil, add a some fertilizer when planting. Space the rows of 80 cm, and plant every 15 cm.

Water my sweet corn

During the growth, watch out: corn is quite demanding in water! Depending on the quality of your mulching, you may need to water up to twice a week during the hot season, and of course, during the emergence period.

Mulch my sweet corn

After planting or transplanting, mulch, because corn is very demanding in water, and doesn't enjoys competition.

Hoe my sweet corn

If mulching is not enough to limit competition, weed with a hoe occasionally.

Reap my sweet corn

Harvest when silks at the top of the ear are brown.

Remove my sweet corn

Pull up the plants after harvesting, and use the remains as compost. If you're not planning on using the parcel before the winter, just cut out the stems and leave the roots in the ground.

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