Zea Mays
Sweet corn can be sown in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Successive plantings are possible to extend the harvest until January in most areas. Sow all year in the tropics. Suitable for temperate, subtropical and tropical areas. Direct sow in full sun, 2 – 4 cm deep, space 20 – 30 cm apart in rows 60 – 90 cm apart. Block planting improves pollination and gives well-filled cobs. Prepare soil with compost and well-rotted manure. Once the first node on the stem shows root nodulation, hill the plants up to 25 – 30 cm deep. Count 18 days from when the silk appears and start checking for ripeness, the kernel should be milky.

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