Vermont Red Kernel Corn
DAYS TO HARVEST
After danger of frost, direct seed vermont red kernel corn every foot in two rows/bed .5-1″ deep. Rows should be at least 18″ apart. Plant popcorn early as it requires the full season to mature. Corn pollinates best if grown in blocks. A little extra spacing between plants does not hurt as this allows good air flow through the plants as the kernels mature.
Some corn varieties can be sown indoors and transplanted. Please let us know if you have experience transplanting this variety!
Sweet corn can grow in many different soil types. Corn is a heavy feeder and will flourish in rich soil. Prefers a pH of 6.5-6.8. Popcorn needs adequate moisture during ear production and after.
warm season crop
Allow ears to remain on stalk until fully formed and the stalk becomes brown. Remove ears and store in a dry, well-ventilated space to continue drying.
Grows well with beans, both bush and pole as well as melons, pumpkins, and squash which will vine around the base of stalks. Growing beans, squash, and corn together is known as the Native American “Three Sisters” planting.
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