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sweet corn 04 - 230x173High summer is an excellent time to plant sweet corn for an early autumn harvest. It takes about 2 1/2 months from planting until harvest.

So wherever frosts come late the seed can be sown as late as February.

A native of tropical America, this delicious vegetable thrives on heat and warm ground. Almost any soil will grow corn.

The Americans Indians even got crops on stony, poor soils under arid conditions!

For the best crops provide a freely draining, loamy soil enriched with compost, aged manure and a general plant food higher in phosphate and potash than in nitrogen.

sweet corn 07 - 230x173A 3-5-7 ratio is ideal. Full sun is essential. Shelter from strong winds as the plants become top heavy once the ears begin to ripen.

Keeping the plants well watered and liquid fed insures quick, active growth and the most succulent harvest.

A cob is ready to eat as soon as it's tassel begins to wither.

Eat immediately as its' sugars quickly turn to starch once picked. Plunge the shucked cob into boiling water for no more than 5-10 minutes.Cobs can also be roasted in foil. Once cooked, kernels can be sliced from the cob.

But nothing beats the American summer tradition of pipping hot corn-on-the-cob served with salt, pepper and smothered in melted butter!

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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Australia in 1981. Since then they both have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

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2156 Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Fax: +61 9 276 4025
Email: info@daleharvey.com 
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