City Crop starts to grow

Date posted: 05 November 2014

Thanks to all who joined us in Adelaide Botanic Garden on Sunday, 26 October to help plant the City Corn Crop.

We hope you’ll join us again on 1 February 2015 to harvest the crop and enjoy sweet corn fresh from the garden, stay tuned to the City Crop blog for the first opportunity to book your place.

City Crop Update

It’s been 10 days since the City Crop in Adelaide Botanic Garden was planted with more than 1,200 True Gold heirloom corn seeds.

Thanks to our volunteer farmers there are now 29 rows of small green corn plants poking out of the dirt.

The City Crop in Adelaide Botanic Garden is on display for all to see so make sure you visit over the next few months to watch it grow.

Planting Day

It was great to see so many people in Adelaide Botanic Garden on Planting Day.

Not only did our volunteer farmers help to plant more than 1,200 True Gold heirloom corn seeds, they made scarecrows to watch over the crop.

To see some great photos from the day visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden Facebook page.

Grow your own corn crop

If you haven’t already why not grow your own corn crop at home?

Read the City Crop blog for all the tips you need to select and prepare your site, plant your corn and care for your crop as it grows.

Thanks to The Diggers Club we’re growing heirloom sweet corn variety, True Gold in the City Crop.

Did you know? 

There are around 800 kernels on one cob of corn, each corn cob has around 16 rows of kernels, and there is one silk for every kernel in an ear of corn.

Next time you eat a corn cob try counting the rows of kernels, there will always be an even number!