Gardening

Blue corn (Zea mays)

This is a very fast growing herb that loves the sun and water, and as if that were not enough, it can be grown in a large pot. So if you want to know everything about blue corn and how you can enjoy it in your garden or patio, then I’ll tell you about it .

What are its characteristics and properties?

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Blue corn is a variety originally from Mexico. The plant is the same as the one that produces white corn; that is to say, herbaceous, up to 2 meters high, long and green leaves, but the ear is bluish in color that attracts a lot of attention.

Although it is the one that is consumed the least, it is the most nutritious since it contains fatty acids, vitamin A, E, calcium, phosphorus and also more fiber than most cereals.

If we talk about its medicinal properties, we must know that it is an antioxidant, anticancer, antineurodegenerative, and anti-inflammatory.

How is it grown?

If you want to grow it, we recommend you follow our advice:

  • Location: outside, in full sun.
  • Land:
    • Garden: it grows in all types of soils, although it prefers those that absorb water quickly and are rich in organic matter.
    • Pot: you can use universal growing substrate.
  • Irrigation: water 4-5 times a week in summer, and a little less the rest.
  • Subscriber: throughout the season you can pay with organic fertilizers.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring.
  • Planting or transplanting time: in spring. If it is potted, transplant as soon as roots grow out of the drainage holes.
  • Harvesting: in summer/ early autumn.

Enjoy your blue corn!

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