Sweetcorn needs to be planted in full sun
It will take 5-7 days to germinate
It will take 60-80 days to harvest
|Basic Care||Sweetcorn is water consistently and needs to be watered well in dry weather.
Sow the sweetcorn in blocks rather than in one line for an optimal pollination.
|Companion Planting||Don’t plant it with tomatoes!
Sweetcorn is a heavy feeder. It is good to plant it after beans or peas or with beans and peas
|Common Pests||Cutworms, caterpillars, aphids|
|How to harvest||Start testing the sweetcorn when the tassel turns brown.
Press a kernel into the corn with your fingernail: Ripe sweetcorn will have a creamy liquid, while unripe sweetcorn will be watery.
To harvest the sweetcorn, ben the corn towards the ground and twist it.
|Saving Seed||Dry the seed on the stalk, or if the weather is not warm enough, in a cool dry location.
The seed should be ready 4-6 weeks after the eating stage.
Once the seed is dry separate the kernels and store them in a cool dry place.
Store the seeds in a cool dry place. The seed will then last for up to 3-5 years.
|Reel Gardening Packs That Contain Sweetcorn||Spring/Summer Planting Pack | Vegetable Garden | Sweetcorn Single Pack|