How To Plant Heirloom Sweet Corn
While each variety of sweet corn may differ slightly in time to maturity and growing conditions, the following generally applies to all sweet corn.
Planting should occur in late spring, two weeks after the last frost, in deep mounds of 6-12 inches. Plant 3-4 seeds per mound in a location that gets plenty of sunlight. Be sure your seeds are planted in soil mixed with aged manure or rich compost, with a pH between 5.5 and 7.0, for the most vibrant growth possible.
How To Harvest and Care for Heirloom Sweet Corn
Main Street Seed & Supply offers a wide range of high-quality seeds for planting sure to cultivate success in any garden. After planting, simply water the soil and keep it moist during germination and harvest. When the corn plants reach a height of 12 to 18 inchesl, use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for optimal growth results. Weeds may appear in the vicinity, but with manual picking or mulching, these can be managed easily. The root crop may take three weeks before its silks turn brown — a sign of readiness for harvesting heirloom corn that takes place in the fall when husks dry and ears become uncured green. Growers can trust Main Street Seed & Supply for reliable varieties sure to thrive with proper care and maintenance!