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2024 Seed Catalog

Sweet Corn Seeds

Zea mays

How to plant Sweet Corn seeds

Sweet corn is an iconic summer treat, with the highest sugar content of any type of corn. Each crunchy kernel explodes with a juicy, buttery, melt-in-your mouth inner texture.

Flavor is the absolute sweetest when devoured immediately after harvesting. Really, I mean get the water boiling before you go out to the garden! Try grilling ears of corn on the barbeque, still in their husks, after soaking for an hour in cold water.

How to Plant and Grow Sweet Corn

Bee introduces how to plant

Direct sow 5-6 seeds per foot, about 1-2 in. deep in rows (a minimum of 4 rows will ensure pollination) 3 ft. apart. Thin to 12 in. apart. Kept at 70-90°F., germination is in 7-14 days. If birds are a problem, sow in cell packs and transplant into the garden 1 ft. apart. Planting is done from spring through early summer, beginning after all danger of frost, and when the ground has warmed. Make 3 or 4 additional plantings at two week intervals to extend the season. Do not plant near popcorn. When the kernels ooze a milky juice when pierced, they are ready to harvest.

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