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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.

Sweet corn Delectable VG00064

DELEC­TABLE Sweet Corn Seeds 80 days

A remarkably sweet, sugar-enhanced hybrid with 8-9 in. ears covered with tender deep yellow, or white kernels. The rugged, easy to grow plants will reach 6-7 ft. tall. Will maintain its quality much longer than regular corns.

100 seeds - $3.49

Sweet corn Bodacious VG00063

BODAC­IOUS Sweet Corn Seeds 75 days

This sugar-enhanced variety has an exceptional sweet flavor. Because Bodacious slowly converts sugar to starch, it will maintain its outstanding quality up to 10 days longer than most other corns. Stalks grow to 7 ft. and produce 8 in. well-filled ears.

50 seeds - $2.99

Sweet corn Double Standard Bicolor VG09811

DOUBLE STAN­DARD BICOLOR Sweet Corn Seeds Zea mays, (OP) 73 days

Organically grown. Originating from an early 1900’s heirloom, this tasty bicolor corn matures early and germinates well in cooler soils, making it a great choice for gardeners with short growing seasons. The first open-pollenated bicolor corn, it produces tasty 7 in. ears with yellow and white kernels on sturdy, 5 ft. plants.

50 seeds - $3.49

How to Plant Sweet Corn Seeds

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.