Sweetcorn Seeds

Growing suggestions for sweetcorn seeds

Sow sweetcorn seeds indoors in pots or large modules from April. Sow two seeds in each pot and remove the less vigorous one. Plant out at final spacing after the last frost, mid-May as a rule of thumb. Alternatively direct sow in May in final growing position; place 2-3 seeds in pre-dibbed 3cm deep holes at the required spacing and thin to one plant per station. Early crops benefit from fleece to protect them from cold.

Sweetcorn growing calendar

MonthJFMAMJJASOND
Sow
Transplant
Harvest

Crop History

Originally, corn was domesticated from its wild relative teosinte 9,000 years ago in the lowlands of southwestern Mexico. It spread across all over the Americas by about 5,000 years ago and was brought to Europe by explorers in the 16oos. Today corn has become one of the most economically important crops for livestock feed, as human food, as biofuel, and as raw material in industry. Many industrial varieties are genetically modified and most corn seeds are hybrid F1s. Open-pollinated (non-hybrid) sweetcorn may not have as high of production yield as the modern hybrids but growing open-pollinated varieties will preserve genetic diversity and keep regionally adapted varieties alive.

*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE PLEASE READ *** - THE SHORT STORY: IF YOU CANT ADD TO BASKET, THE SHOP HAS CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY - MORE INFO READ ON...

There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

Showing all 2 results

Showing all 2 results