HUGE MIXED CORN Seeds Mix, Heirloom Organic Non-Gmo BN25

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CORN Heirloom Mix 25 + Seeds vegetable garden SPRING SUMMER popcorn sweetcorn.

Most use this Mix Corn for decorative purposes, but young ears can definitely be roasted or boiled for dinner. Add to soups or salads for a fun pop of color and flavor. Loved for their ornamental value, Glass Gem's kernels are also good as popped corn or ground for cornmeal.

Count: 25 Full Sun Sprouts in 7-10 Days Seed Depth: 1-2" Ideal Temperature: 75-80 F Plant Spacing: 12" Plant height: 4-5' Frost Hardy: No Eye-catching color Sweet, with lots of corn flavor Higher antioxidants than other sweet corn Color deepens with cooking Bred using traditional, non-GMO practices

We've grown lots of colorful corn in our test gardens, but this mix is the first to combine dazzling purple and white kernels with a creamy, sweet corn flavor. When you sink your teeth into these kernels, you'll experience a juicy sweetness and creamy, old-timey corn flavor. Absolutely delicious! It's also higher in antioxidants than other sweet corn varieties.

It has been selected for shorter and stronger plants to help prevent lodging; shinier and glossier kernels; 30-35% red husks and an ideal shank length for ease of pulling the husk back. The ears average 9 to 11" in length and have a wide range of color combinations including striped kernels. We’re sure you’ll find this fine ornamental corn to be an attractive addition to your fall displays.

An interesting and tasty mix of sweet corn varieties. Starts producing in about 70 days from planting seeds, a real novelty, super delicious and excellent in the kitchen, very ez to grow!

Sweet corn can be sown in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Successive plantings are possible to extend the harvest until September in most areas in America. From yummy open-pollinated sweet corn enjoyed at the dinner table, to colorful dried corn used for decorating homes and grinding cornmeal, you’ll find it here.

Species: Variety of Corn. We do NOT make any claims that you will receive all 125+ seed varieties since we have no way of knowing which are which. Please note that all available varieties have been randomly mixed in ONE SINGLE PACKET – so there will a surprise factor until fruit start to set! Rainbow Corn Mix, Sweet, Ambrosia Hybrid, Blue Hopi, Golden Bantam, Honey Select Hybrid, Jubilee Hybrid, Nirvana Hybrid, Peaches and Cream, Picasso Hybrid, Flint Corn, Dent Corn, Popcorn, Sweet Rainbow Corn, Open Oak Party Mix, Indian Mini Mix Corn, Ornamental Corn, Ornamental Maize mix, Bodacious Sweet Corn and much more

Growing Tips: Direct sow into the richest soil available 1-2 weeks before last spring frost. Succession planting prolongs harvest; planting in blocks improves pollination. Ears of corn are ready to harvest about 17-20 days after the silks appear. The kernels should be firm. Open an ear and pierce a kernel with your fingernail. If the liquid is watery, the corn is not ripe yet. It should be milky. If it is creamy, it is overripe and will not taste as sweet. Firmly grip the ear and twist downward to harvest. Take care not to break the plant when harvesting the first ear, or the second ear will not develop. Most corn produces two ears. Store unhusked corn in the fridge and consume as soon as possible. Sh2 and SE varieties keep the longest in the fridge, up to one week. Corn freezes well after blanching and may also be canned using a pressure cooker. Immature ears may be pickled. For better ear fill, plant a number of short rows together instead of a single long row, this helps insure pollination.

How to Sow and Plant Growing corn is easy provided you have enough space and plenty of sun. Corn is wind-pollinated, so you need to plant in blocks to ensure pollination. You should have a minimum 10 foot by 10-foot area. The exception to this rule is ‘On Deck’ corn, which has been bred to grow in containers. If you are growing ‘On Deck’, choose a container that is at least 24 inches wide and deep and plant nine seeds evenly spaced. Isolate corn varieties when recommended (Sh2s), by planting corn seeds at least 250 feet apart, or select varieties that mature at least 2 weeks apart so they will not cross-pollinate. When choosing a site for corn, plant on the north side of your garden so the tall plants do not shade other plants in your vegetable garden. Corn is a warm-season crop and should not be planted in cool soils. The non Sh2 varieties tend to be more tolerant of cool soils, but in general, the soil should be about 65 degrees F or warmer. Sow corn seed 1 inch deep, 5 to 6 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. When corn seedlings are 3-5 inches tall and healthy, thin to 1 foot apart.

How to Grow Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space, and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or using mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Corn needs 1-2 inches of rain per week for best production. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. Corn is also a heavy feeder and will benefit from side dressings of fertilizer applied as directed through the growing season. Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area. Suckers tend to form at the base of the plants; they help support the stalks and make food for the plant. The stalks may have to be staked in windy areas, but in general, they are self-supporting. Sunflowers are a good companion plant for corns. Direct sow sunflowers in rows parallel to corn rows to help separate corn varieties that need isolation from each other. Choose sunflower varieties of comparable height to the corn plantings. The sunflower border, with vibrant hues in russets to golden-yellow, will add sparkle next to the almost all-green corn plot. The ‘Three Sisters (corn, bean, and squash) are traditional companion plantings with Native American gardeners.

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