Sweet Corn

To grow sweet corn, choose a sunny sheltered plot.

Prepare beds with well-rotted manure or garden compost to provide moisture and nitrogen.  You can also add a high-nitrogen fertiliser.

Sow seeds indoors.  Keep at 15-20ºC until shoots appear.

Plant out when danger of frost has passed.

Space plants 18×18 inches apart in blocks, not rows.

Protect from slugs and keep well watered, especially once flower tassels appear.

Cobs are ready to harvest when their silks turn brown.