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Growing sweet corn can be a lot of fun for the whole family, as there is nothing sweeter than corn on the cob, straight from the garden to the barbie. Corn, also known as maize, is one of the world’s most popular grains. High in fibre, it’s a rich source of vitamins A, B1 and B3, as well as containing minerals such as potassium and manganese.
Sweet corn can be found in a wide range of foods, from cereals such as Corn Flakes, to snack foods such as tortillas and taco shells. Enjoy sweet corn on the cob or cut from the cob to enjoy served cold in salads or salsa, or warm in casseroles, soups or as an accompaniment grilled, boiled or steamed to any meat or fish.
Sweet corn is easy to grow as long as you give it plenty of space and protection from the wind. On average, it will take 60 to 100 days to harvest depending, on the temperature and the sunshine.
Follow our seven easy steps to a successful sweet corn harvest including tips along the way.