Sweet Corn Early Chief
Produces large cobs carrying sweet, golden yellow kernels in even rows. Taste best when freshly picked.
- Well-filled cobs
- Easy to grow
- Traditional favourite
Sow direct where they are to grow when soil is warm. Sow seeds in pairs in damp soil. No further watering is needed until seedlings appear. Thin out the weaker of each pair when approximately 15cm high.
Plant in a well drained, sunny position. Prepare soil by adding Yates Blood & Bone. Water and liquid fertilise regularly with Thrive Soluble Plant Food (particularly in early stages of growth). Pick cobs when fine 'silk' has just browned. Use Yates Success to control Corn Earworm caterpillar. Protect seedlings from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
Great companion plant for beans, cucumber, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, zucchini and squash. Sweet Corn is best grown in blocks of short rows, which ensures better pollination and yield.