Vegetables

Sweet Corn 'Early Chief'

Produces large cobs carrying sweet, golden yellow kernels in even rows. A delicious addition to most meals.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

When soil is warm and all danger of frosts is over. 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.

Care

Plant in a well drained, sunny position. Prepare soil by adding Thrive Granular All Purpose Fertiliser. Water regularly. Pick cobs when fine ‘silk’ has just browned. Protect seedlings from snails with Yates Blitzem.

A hint for better crops: Sweet Corn is best grown in blocks of short rows, which ensures better pollination and yield.