Full sun with protection from strong winds.
Plant in well drained, rich and fertile soil.
Beside a glasshouse or along a sunny fence is ideal.
Plant two seeds in one hole, and another two 30-40cm apart.
Continue as needed.
As the plant grows, mulch around the base of the plant.
Plant when seedling is 7cm high or more.
Plant in fertile soil and follow 'how to grow from plant' instructions.
Choose pot 300mm wide and deep.
Position in sunny spot protected from full winds.
Fill pot with potting mix, sow 2 seeds per pot and cover well.
Feed seedlings weekly with plant food/fertilizer.
It is best to grow sweetcorn in a block of short rows rather than one long row.
This way pollen from the male flowers or tassels at the top of the plants have the best chance of falling on the female flowers or silks halfway up the stems.
You can grow 3 rows spaced 50-60cm apart in a bed 150cm wide.
Corn is ready to harvest when the silk or 'hair' on top of the corn is brown and shriveled and the fluid inside the kernel is milky.
If the fluid inside the kernel is still clear, the corn isn't ready.
Dry corn on the cob by removing the leaves and hanging somewhere dry until seeds have lost water.
Store somewhere dry, in a glass jar.
Zone 1 - Cool
October , November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
September , October , November , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
January , February , July , August , September , October , November , December