Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seedlings at 60cm by 30cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
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.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweetcorn needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a bright sunny spot and keep the Sweet Corn container under open sunlight.
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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