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