Strawberry corn can be grown to serve as steamed corn or popcorn made in the same way as regular yellow corn. If you want to eat them, they are harvested before they are fully ripe and if you want to make popcorns of them, wait until the kernels are fully ripe. Then leave them on the plant for as long as possible until the kernels are completely dry.
When you sprout corn, you can wait until late April, so the plants will be big enough for planting in late May. Prepare for the small plants so you have at least 20 pieces. To plant out when it is certain that the frost is gone. The seedlings can be planted at the earliest when they have received three leaves.
Around mid-May, when there is no longer a risk of frost, the corn can be transplanted – remember to turn them into the indoor/outdoor temperature difference by taking them outdoors in the daytime.
If you want to go directly into the soil, do so when the soil has become at least 15 degrees warm. Cover the rows with some grass clippings and branches so the birds can’t get to the corn. Plant in a group rather than in a long row, so the plants have a good opportunity to pollinate each other.
Sowing depth: 2 cm
Distance between plants: 25 cm
Number of seeds in the envelope: 25