Corn 'Baby' f1
For Baby Corn, harvest continuously before the silks appear and grow up to 6 cobs per plant. Fresh baby corn is the most delicate of delicacies and makes sophisticated stir-fries. Never put up with the tinned variety again. For Popcorn, simply leave the cobs on the plant to mature, then dry the kernels.
Corn demands a rich, well prepared soil with a neutral pH. Corn is greedy for nutrients, so plant after a crop of peas or broad beans. Sow directly into th ebed once risk of any frost has passed. Sow corn in blocks rather than rows to aid pollination. If you grow only a few plants, shake the male flower at the top of the plant to release pollen onto the silk, which is part of the female flowers to improve pollination. Mulch well. Harvest corn when the kernals give out a milky substance when pierced, the fluid will be watery if not yet ripe.