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Passion For Plantation

20pcs Sweet Corn Seeds

20pcs Sweet Corn Seeds

Regular price $15.00 SGD
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Grow your own delicious, tender sweet corn with our premium Sweet Corn Seeds. Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata) is a summertime favorite, known for its sweet flavor, juicy kernels, and versatility in the kitchen. Perfect for backyard gardens, urban plots, and larger agricultural projects, our high-quality sweet corn seeds are carefully selected to ensure high germination rates and robust growth. Experience the satisfaction of harvesting your own sweet, golden ears straight from the garden.

Key Features:

  • Deliciously Sweet Flavor: Renowned for its rich, sweet taste and juicy, tender kernels.
  • High Yield: Produces abundant ears of corn, ensuring a bountiful harvest.
  • Versatile Culinary Uses: Ideal for grilling, boiling, steaming, and incorporating into a variety of dishes.
  • Easy to Grow: Suitable for gardeners of all skill levels with straightforward planting and care requirements.
  • Healthy and Nutritious: Packed with vitamins A, B, and C, as well as fiber and antioxidants.

Planting Instructions:

  1. Seed Preparation: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours before planting to enhance germination.

  2. Timing: Sow seeds outdoors in late spring, after the last frost date, when soil temperatures reach at least 60°F (15°C).

  3. Soil Preparation: Choose a sunny location with well-draining, fertile soil. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve fertility and drainage.

  4. Sowing Depth: Plant seeds 1-2 inches deep, spacing them 8-12 inches apart in rows that are 2.5-3 feet apart. For optimal pollination, plant in blocks of at least 4 rows rather than a single long row.

Growing Conditions:

  1. Light: Full sun is essential for optimal growth and kernel development.
  2. Temperature: Sweet corn thrives in warm temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply and regularly, especially during dry spells and as the ears begin to develop.

Care Tips:

  • Watering: Ensure consistent moisture throughout the growing season, particularly during tasseling and ear development. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or compost at planting time and side-dress with additional fertilizer when plants are about knee-high.
  • Weeding: Keep the area around the plants free of weeds to reduce competition for nutrients and water.
  • Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plants to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Pests: Monitor for common pests such as corn earworms, cutworms, and aphids. Use organic pest control methods, such as neem oil or insecticidal soap, and introduce beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings to manage pest populations.
  • Diseases: Ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases like rust and smut. Rotate crops each year to minimize disease buildup in the soil.

Harvesting and Uses:

  • Harvesting: Sweet corn is ready to harvest when the silk turns brown, and the kernels are plump and milky when pierced. Typically, this is about 18-24 days after the silk first appears. For the best flavor, harvest early in the morning.
  • Storage: For peak sweetness, consume or process sweet corn as soon as possible after harvesting. Store ears in the refrigerator for up to a week or blanch and freeze kernels for longer storage.
  • Culinary Uses: Enjoy sweet corn boiled, grilled, or steamed. Use kernels in salads, salsas, soups, and casseroles, or eat them fresh off the cob.
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