Today, we’re going to teach you how to start planting corn in a pot or container, so without taking your more precious time let’s get started…
Topics covered in this article:
- Making Seedling
- Soil Preparation
- Care Tips
- Sunlight For Corn Plant
- Complete 93 Days Growth Updates
You must have seen wide open fields, of corn, waving in the winds. But you can also grow 100% Organic Corn at your home in Pot, without much care and effort. In this article, I will demonstrate complete 90 days growth tips from seeding to harvesting.
Planting corn in your pot is much easier than growing any other fruit or vegetable at home. Moreover, you can harvest matured corns in just 80-90 days. It’s not a big deal to grow corn plants in a pot but you can grow big fruits, filled with corn seeds, only when you know the right method.
Day 01: Seedling
First of all, you need good quality corn seeds, you can also use local or desi variety. But I suggest, you use American Corn which is also called “Sweet Corn”. For fast germination, soak the seeds for 24 hours in water. Instead of growing seeds directly into the soil, you should germinate seeds in a seedling mix, which helps to grow a nice root system.
No 01: Making Seedling
You can make seedling mix easily at home. You just need 50% Vermicompost and 50% Cocopeat. Mix it very well and make it moist. Now, fill this mixture in a seedling tray, sow the seeds about 1cm deep, and cover them. Then, keep the tray in the partial shade till the seeds start to germinate.
Day 25: After Seedling
10 Days Update:
After 10 Days seeds will have been germinated, and start to become 4 to 5 inches tall.
15 Days Update:
Now, it’s been 15 days since seedling, so they would be ready to be transferred in Pot. For growing corn plants in pot successfully, you need at least a 20-inch pot. As its roots spread a lot, and it needs a lot of soil and space to thrive. Never grow corn plant is very small pot. In small pots, either it will not fruit or will produce very small fruit with immature seeds.
No 02: Soil Preparation
Corn plants can easily be grown in any type of soil but if you are growing in a pot, you need well-drained and nutrition-rich organic soil to make the best potting soil you need.
For making the best potting soil, you will be required the below items:
- Garden Soil 50%
- Compost 30%
- Cocopeat 20%
- 2 Handful of Neem Cake Powder
Add all these items and mix them well and filled the pot with soil mix. Then, transfer seedlings into the pot. Plant the seedlings at a distance of at least 8 to 10 inches, as each of them will grow a huge root mass and achieve a height of 5 feet or more. Do not overcrowd plants in a single container, or else they will compete for the nutrition, and none of them will grow properly.
Day 50: After Transferring In Pot
42 Days Update:
After 42 days of seedling, these plants will become 2 feet long, and leaves would be growing wider too.
50 Days Update:
After 50 days, corn plants will have grown almost 4 feet long and a lot of long and wide leaves will be growing in it too. Flowering will start as well, those flowers are called ‘Tassel’. These flowers are basically male flowers.
Day 93: Final Updates
64 Days Update:
Now, plants will have achieved a height of 5 feet. You will see how firmly roots anchor in the soil, that’s the reason plants don’t fall down in heavy winds. Fruits will be started as well. You will see some tiny flowers there on the tassel are all male flowers. These flowers contain pollen which falls down by wind and gets stuck between leaves and pollinates those female flowers called ‘silk’, which will be emerging from leaves. As a result, plant forms fruit.
75 Days Update:
After 75 Days, all plants will be fully matured and the fruits will also be getting bigger. Then check, whether corn seeds have been matured or not. You can peel it a little bit. If corn seeds have not been matured, so leave them for few more days to grow bigger. Keep in mind that you should not let them grow on the plant for a long time, otherwise seeds will become hard.
93 Days Update:
After 93 Days, you will definitely see the result of your plant the all-corn fruits will be fully matured. When the skin of corn starts to fade, it means that the fruits are ready to be harvested. So, then harvest them. After harvesting, you will see the corn will be full of corn seeds. Corn seeds probably won’t be as longer and fuller as like market corn seeds because you sow it in a pot but the result will be satisfactory.
No 03: Care Tips
You can grow corn from May to October and the rainy season is the best time to grow them. Corns are hungry plants and they are heavy feeders, as they grow fast. For the best results, it’s important to add nutrition-rich organic compost from time to time.
As soon as you transfer the seedlings into containers or pots. Fertilize your plant with two handfuls of cow dung compost or vermicompost or homemade compost every 15 Days and do lite tilling.
No 04: Require Bio-Zyme
I want to let you know one more thing that compost fulfill the requirement of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. But fast-growing plants require micronutrients as well. To get good fruiting in a pot, you should add 1 handful of bio-zyme which is organic growth.
Bio-zyme is made of plant extracts, which contains all the micronutrients, which are required on every stage of plants growth. It speeds up the growth in fruits as well.
No 05: Sunlight For Corn Plant
Corn plants need a lot of sunlight to thrive. That’s why it’s very important to keep the pot where it gets at least 8 hours of sunlight every day. Water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
Hope so guys you liked reading this article. I tried my best as much as possible ways to make you understand everything clearly so hopefully, this article is gonna be helpful for you in planting corn. Keep visiting us to learn many more things. Have a nice day!
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