Corn

粟米

(Zea mays)

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Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

 

In warm weather, they will often benefit from some shade

In cool weather, the plants will need full sun for at least 6 hours for most rapid growth 

High amount of water

These fast-growing plants must have all of the water they need for rapid growth

It's important that the soil is kept moist at all times

 

Corn needs at least 40cm of root space

The root system can grow to be as long as the corn is tall

Plant the seedlings 1.5-2 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart, in rows spaced 30-36 inches apart

Fun Facts
Corn is the food crop that has the world's highest yield 
Corn belongs to the grass family, along with bamboo
Apart from serving as food or processed as food ingredients, it is also used as biofuel and to produce biodegradable plastics 
Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, preventing heart ailments, lowering hypertension, and preventing neural-tube defects at birth 
生長說明

香港夏季生長期 (5月至8月)

 

在溫暖的季節,適當的遮蔭有助生長;

在寒冷的季節,至少每日六小時日照有助快速生長

澆水量:

高生長速度的植物需要大量的水,以確保泥土持續濕潤

 

 種植容器至少有12英寸直徑

種植時,種子相隔大約4-6寸闊1.5-2寸深

每行相距30-36寸闊

趣聞
粟米是全球產量最高的食用農作物
粟米屬草科,和竹子一樣
粟米除了是食物和食材外,亦是生物燃料和可生物降解膠的原料

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