Corn is simple to grow
CORN is one of the staple foods of the world for thousands of years, it has been used to make flour, make popcorn and, my favourite, sweet corn eaten raw or cooked with a little butter.
Growing corn is as simple as putting some seeds about 20cm deep into some good rich soil or some Herb and Vegetable potting mix as they grow very well in a pot.
Plant them in a square or rectangle block for example three plants wide and four plants deep.
This way they have less chance of being blown over and you get better pollination.
For the plant to set ears, the pollen from the tassels at the top must deposit onto the silk of the ears. So plant them out of the wind in a sunny spot.
When they are about 300mm high add a mix of Blood and Bone and Potash at a 10 to 1 mix.
Depending how many you have but let’s say, 10 tablespoons of Pure Blood and Bone to one tablespoon of granulated Potash.
And then repeat it again in about six weeks.
As they are a leafy plant they need plenty of water.
Water under the plants, not the leaves, as watering from above can wash off the pollen. To see if they are ripe, pull back the husk.
Shane plants corn seeds.