Try this organcic fertilizer for your sweet corn. It's high in nitrogen and all natural
4% water soluble nitrogen 9% water insoluble nitrogen
There is no other unblended natural organic material that contains an equivalent percentage of plant nutrients. Use for all plants, provides fast and slow release nutrients in a natural form.
Apply one teaspoon per 8 inch diameter container or two lbs. per 100 square feet. One heaping tablespoon per vegetable transplant hole.
Mix with water and make liquid "Tea" fertilizer
4% water soluble nitrogen, N-P-K averages 13-12-2.
Original Seabird Guano is good for most any high nitrogen feeding plants like corn, tomatoes, flowering shrubs, hanging baskets etc..
2% water soluble nitrogen 8% water insoluble nitrogen
Concentrated, high nitrogen, natural fertilizer that provides abundant nutrients for healthy plant growth. Famous guano known throughout history as the exclusive fertilizer of the Inca civilization and produced by sea birds that thrive on fish in a extreme environment. Pellets will breakdown with water allowing adequate fertilization in a low maintenance method. Recommended for all outdoor flowers, fruits and vegetables. Use one to two teaspoons per vegetable transplant or 8 inch diameter container. For established plants use one tablespoon, scratched into soil a few inches away from stem. Pellets can be used once for the entire growing season of growth. For liquid plant food - mix one teaspoon per gallon of water, use as needed for growth.
Grows the best corn and makes your hanging baskets bloom like crazy!
Many people are finding this a good fertilizer for citrus and tropical plants. They require fertilizer at least four times a year. Check with your local extension agent.
- Never till wet soil. You can ruin the crumb structure and cause yourself some drainage problems. Till when the soil no longer sticks to the blade of the shovel when you pull up a clump.
- You can fertilize and plant a few ways using the products in your kit. For the small kit, you can do the planting and fertilizing by hand, so long as your back holds out. Broadcast the fertilizer in the area you intend to plant the corn, as evenly as possible and rake it in. Then plant your seed.
- The standard recommendation to plant the seeds is, to plant them about 1 inch deep, 3 to 4 inches apart. Plant in multiple rows instead of one long row. Corn pollinates by wind action so, it needs to be bunched together.
- Make your rows anywhere from 1.5 feet to 2.5 feet apart. Plant closer together in areas where there's not much wind action to assist in pollination. Some research is being done on plots planted as close as 16 inches apart. You have room to experiment.
- You can plant by poking holes with a broom stick and dropping the seed in the holes and smoothing it over with your hand. You can open up a furrow with a hoe or spade and plant the seeds into the furrow and cover them with soil afterwards.
- You can apply the same methods to the big kit if you want to. It just takes a bit of time. You can plant by hand or use something like an "Earth-Way" seeder(on the left)
to save time on the seed planting part of the day. The only thing I don't like about this type of seeder is, it doesn't do a good job of picking up the last lot of seed in the hopper. It works best when it's full.
- If you want to do this the lazy way (my way), get yourself a broadcast spreader, of fair quality, and close the hole up in the bottom and then, pour the ten pounds of seabird pellets into the hopper along with the corn seed and then, push it along through the plot with the hole open to full. Go only as fast as you need to, to get the mixture blown out to the edge of the area you want to plant. The speed you travel determines the distance the seeds travel away from the spreader.
- After you've emptied the hopper, start up the tiller and till all the seeds and fertilizer under. A reverse tine tiller works good for this but, the regular type will do a fair job of it. After you do the tilling, go around and poke any seeds you see on the surface under with a broom handle or "hoe end" and kick some dirt over the holes you make.
- After I do this, I spray the area with the Neptune's Harvest Fish fertilizer. It's nice to do this work a day before you expect rain, if you can arrange it that way. Water helps activate the fertilizer and gets it down into the soil where the seeds can use it.
- This lazy man's method of planting corn doesn't make even rows of corn. It will come up in a very haphazard way and, you may want to transplant some of the corn to get better spacing later on, once the plants are about 2 to 3 inches tall. When you do this transplanting, keep some Neptune's Harvest Fish fertilizer ready mixed with you, and water each transplant, as you go. Soak them good and they will not only survive but do extremely well. I use a little hand pump sprayer
to minimize run off and get the most out of every gallon of fertilizer. You paid for all of it so, makes sense to use all of it, right? The concentrated spray nozzel directs the liquid right where you want it, much better than a watering can.
- Water the roots, directly as described above, every two to three weeks during the growing season. If you're growing a large plot, the plants can get tough to get at. When and if this happens, you can foliar feed(spray) the corn with your sprayer, applying the Neptune's Fish fertilizer directly onto the foliage.
- You can broadcast clover, field peas or vetch as a cover crop, directly into the corn plot as a way to naturally infuse nitrogen into the soil and suppress the growth of weeds during the growing season. These crops can be tilled under in the fall, or left to reseed and come up again ther following year if you' using the "no till" method.
- If you buy my kits and follow my instructions and "Ja" has smiled upon you with good weather, then before you know it, your corn will look like mine in the picture above and soon it will be so thick that you won't be able to walk the rows until picking time!