Sweet Corn - Minipop
This is a sweet and tasty variety. The whole cob is eaten raw or lightly steamed. Bred for use as mini-corn, they should be picked before the grains begin to swell.
Sow indoors from March to May. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 1.5cm deep, in pots of compost. Keep warm and moist. A temperature of 15-20Â°C is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out, from May to June, into well-cultivated, fertile soil, when frosts are over. Plant in blocks and allow 40cm, both ways, between plants, disturbing roots as little as possible. Or, sow outdoors, during May, 1.5cm deep, two seeds together at 40cm intervals in block formation. Sowings may benefit from cloche protection if temperatures drop. Thin to the stronger seedling when large enough to handle. Harvest from August to September.