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Growing Corn.

We only sell non GMO sweet corn seed.

 

Oh, the joy of a fresh ear of corn with a barbecue meal. The fresher, the better, so just picked from your garden insures the best. There are so many ways to prepare sweet corn, apart from the simple corn on the cob. Corn chowder warms the soul on a winter night. Shrimp and corn salad with a lemon, dijon dressing is a gourmet’s delight. Zucchini corn salad with jalapeño peppers, lime and cilantro accompanies many summer meals with a fresh tang.

Growing early, mid and late varieties insures a steady supply throughout the summer. Planting Early Sunglow, Golden Bantam and Silver Queen offers a harvest every couple of weeks.

Heirloom corn seeds require fertile ground and should be planted in blocks rather than long rows for pollination. Full sun and warm weather are a must. In cooler climates, using cloches fashioned from old milk or clear oil jugs helps hasten the harvest, but starting corn inside is not recommended. Plant corn seeds 1″ to 2″ deep, 4″ to 6″ in 2 1/2′ to 3′ wide rows, two weeks after the last spring frost. (Planting corn seed too early is risky.) Water well after planting and keep moist during germination. When plants are 3″ to 4″ tall, thin to 8″ to 12″ apart. Corn is designed to grow fast, so periodic fertilizing is recommended. Take care not to damage the roots while weeding. In dry conditions, keep the shallow roots well watered.

Good companion crops are peas, pole beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, squash, melons and marigolds.  A bad companion crop is tomatoes.

 

Growing Corn.

We only sell non GMO sweet corn seed.

 

Oh, the joy of a fresh ear of corn with a barbecue meal. The fresher, the better, so just picked from your garden insures the best. There are so many ways to prepare sweet corn, apart from the simple corn on the cob. Corn chowder warms the soul on a winter night. Shrimp and corn salad with a lemon, dijon dressing is a gourmet’s delight. Zucchini corn salad with jalapeño peppers, lime and cilantro accompanies many summer meals with a fresh tang.

Growing early, mid and late varieties insures a steady supply throughout the summer. Planting Early Sunglow, Golden Bantam and Silver Queen offers a harvest every couple of weeks.

Heirloom corn seeds require fertile ground and should be planted in blocks rather than long rows for pollination. Full sun and warm weather are a must. In cooler climates, using cloches fashioned from old milk or clear oil jugs helps hasten the harvest, but starting corn inside is not recommended. Plant corn seeds 1″ to 2″ deep, 4″ to 6″ in 2 1/2′ to 3′ wide rows, two weeks after the last spring frost. (Planting corn seed too early is risky.) Water well after planting and keep moist during germination. When plants are 3″ to 4″ tall, thin to 8″ to 12″ apart. Corn is designed to grow fast, so periodic fertilizing is recommended. Take care not to damage the roots while weeding. In dry conditions, keep the shallow roots well watered.

Good companion crops are peas, pole beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, squash, melons and marigolds.  A bad companion crop is tomatoes.

 

Fruit, Vegetable, Herb & Flower Seeds in packets or by the pound

Burrell Seed Growers, LLC