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If you haven’t eaten a steaming hot corn on the cob on a beautiful rainy day, you are missing out on a happy experience. In addition to being a treat to your taste buds, sweetcorn is also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and is a great source of fibre as well.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    11-12 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 60cm by 30cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Sweetcorn seeds can be sown throughout the year.
  • Sweetcorn seeds can be sown directly in raised beds, or in containers.
  • Choose a container with minimum depth of 8-12 inches and width according to space available.Make sure that the container of your choice has uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill your container with proper potting layers and selected growing medium.
  • Ideal sowing medium to grow sweetcorn seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Plant 2 seeds per spot at a distance of 3 x 3 inches.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium with your finger and cover them completely with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Sweetcorn seeds will germinate within the first 6 - 8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will be visible at this point.
  • After the second week, cut off the smaller. lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors & keep only one seedling per hole.
  • Sweetcorn needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a bright sunny spot and keep the Sweet Corn container under open sunlight.
  • Water your potted Sweet Corn plant every day in summer & every alternate day in winter. Water near the soil in the form of a light shower using a watering can. For your raised beds you can use a drip irrigation system.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
  • When the sweetcorn plant is more than 60 days old, Provide 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
  • By the third month, your sweetcorn/maize plant will start flowering.
  • Maize cobs can be harvested after 80-90 days from seed sowing.
  • Note: Male flowers are formed on Top & female flowers are formed on plant at axis of leave. Maize cobs are formed on female flowers only after successful wind pollination.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why is my corn not producing ears?
There are a few reasons why your sweetcorn is not producing ears. Pest infestation, diseases, improper watering or spacing can all be the reason why your sweetcorn is not producing ears. Plant your seeds3 x 3 inches apart and make sure you are watering your plant adequately. When the sweetcorn plant is more than 60 days old, Provide 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant. And always check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
Why is my sweetcorn not flowering?
Water, sunlight and temperature changes are three factors that affect the blooms of your sweetcorn plant. Too much or too little water, cold drafts or insufficient light can all lead to failure in blooming.
Why are my sweetcorn seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your sweetcorn seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

We all love sweetcorn for its taste, but this grain apart from tasting delicious is rich in antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Sweetcorn contains a good amount of complex carbohydrates which can give you a good boost of energy. Sweetcorn is also rich in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C which together help your body fight various diseases. Corn is also rich in vitamin B12, iron and folic acid which can help in production of red blood cells. Because of the iron content, sweetcorn is also good for anaemic patients.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Corn is packed with fibre, minerals and vitamins. It is high in complex carbohydrates but low in protein and fats. Sweetcorn is rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium. Sweetcorn also contains a number of essential antioxidants and plant compound which offer a number of health benefits.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Around 10,000 years ago, corn was first cultivated in parts of Mexico and Central America.

2.Native Americans used sweetcorn leaves as chewing gum.

3.There is one silk strand for per kernel on the cob.

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  1. Very happy with my purchase.
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    Very good seeds and also quality was very good and packaging was nice. so happy with my purchase.

    Sushma

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    Good germination

    Singhania Sarita

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    All of them germinated within 5-6 days of sowing.

    Laavanya

  4. Ugaoo User Review
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    I had planted them in the backyard of my house and really was amazed the way it was growing. We have consumed it and the sweetness, as assured is intact and the sizes of the corn are better than i expected.

    Prajakta

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my sweetcorn?

Water your potted Sweet Corn plant every day in summer & every alternate day in winter. Water near the soil in the form of a light shower using a watering can. For your raised beds you can use a drip irrigation system.

How much sunlight does sweetcorn need?

Sweetcorn needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a bright sunny spot and keep the Sweet Corn container under open sunlight.

Do I need to fertilise sweetcorn?

When the sweetcorn plant is more than 60 days old, Provide 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant. Also, before sowing sweetcorn seeds, add a good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.

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