Putting out sweet corn??

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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2021, 12:39 »
I am potting on the taller batch today so thought I would post a picture.

1st batch surface sown 29th April. Small shoots in foreground are a batch surface sown 9th May.

They are going in batches as I am rushing them through as soon as I have space inside. I have sown seeds normally in pots with no problems at all. Chitting or surface sowing just takes less time in my experience and as it is now mid May, I am impatient to see them up and growing  :)
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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2021, 14:31 »
My first lot sown at the beginning of April two per pot and kept in my mini-GH inside the main one didn't germinate so I sowed a new packet of them about two weeks ago so they should be up soon. I pinch out the weaker one then plant them in my GH border as I find they do really well in there. When the tassels form I tap each main stem with a cane which releases masses of fine pollen directly onto the forming cob sections and I always get fully pollinated cobs. Yum!
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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2021, 21:57 »
That sounds like a good tip goosegirl. I often get incomplete germination so Iíll try it. I planted out my early crop Swifts last weekend. Hope they donít rot!

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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2021, 07:55 »
I meant incomplete pollination!

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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2021, 09:03 »
Since the weather has returned to autumnal Iíve even postponed putting my early batch of sweet corn into the poly tunnel, at least for a few days, they might as well stay in the blowaway in the greenhouse with a propagator top on at night
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Re: Putting out sweet corn??
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2021, 11:14 »
Here in East Anglia, on the coast, mine are still in the polytunnel and getting a little fed up with the crowded accommodations in their tray.   :mad:  Today we have gale force winds for the second day in a row.  They can pout, but in the long run, they can wait another week or so before going out. 



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