Scientific Name: Zae Mays
Description: Originally from Central and South America, maize is one of the oldest cereals in the world. It appeared in Europe at the time of the discoveries and became one of the most cultivated plants in the world.
- Rich in antioxidants,
- Strengthens the immune system,
- Helps control blood sugar,
- Improves intestinal transit.
Planting Tips: Corn seeds are usually sown directly at the definitive site of the garden or plantation. Under favourable conditions, the corn seed germinates in 5 or 6 days.
Soil: The soil should be fertile, rich in organic matter and well drained. It must also have good nitrogen availability. The ideal soil pH should be between 6 and 7.5.
Exposure: Corn needs high brightness and should receive direct sunlight a few hours a day.
Irrigation: Water as often as necessary to keep the soil moist. Corn has relatively shallow roots, which may be sensitive to water shortage during its growth.
Harvesting: Maize can be harvested about 160 to 180 days after sowing, although it may vary due to growing conditions. The harvesting process can be manual or mechanized.
Life cycle: Annual.