Sweet Corn Seeds – Growing Corn plant
Advisable to plow your land evenly after adding manure at 10 tonnes/Ha and compost. Important note to have at least 150 to 200 metres of distance between each corn field or at least 20 days apart in terms of sowing new seed to obtain best quality fruit for your chosen variety.
Recommended planting distance is 75cm x 30cm with one strong plant 3-4 cm into the hole. Cover holes with loose compost
Apply NPK 15:15:15 at rate of 300 kg/Ha 5 cm from the plant on the 1st 3 days of planting. Then, apply UREA at rate of 100kg/Ha 10 cm from plant 18 to 20 days after planting, cover with soil right after.
At 35 to 40 days after planting, apply secondary fertilization with UREA at rate 100kg/Ha 15 cm from the plant and cover with soil.
On its way to flowering, maintain weekly weeding and irrigation.
Sweet corn can be harvested around 68 to 70 days after planting. Look out for its hair turning from ivory to black, tip of the cob is fully riped, glossy yellow corn filled its body.