Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!

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Goosegirl

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 12:46 »
Just an update on my Incredible corn. after daily tassel-tapping until no more pollen came down, I had my first one the other day. It was fully-pollinated, creamy yellow and absolutely delicious! My mouth turned into a typewriter carriage - I just couldn't get it down fast enough!!! Another one is on the menu tonight and more to harvest and freeze, then I'm going for the outdoor ones.
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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 08:33 »
Just an update on my Incredible corn. after daily tassel-tapping until no more pollen came down, I had my first one the other day. It was fully-pollinated, creamy yellow and absolutely delicious! My mouth turned into a typewriter carriage - I just couldn't get it down fast enough!!! Another one is on the menu tonight and more to harvest and freeze, then I'm going for the outdoor ones.

Got a vision of Wallace & Gromit in my mind now  :lol:

I want to grow some in my PT. I have Lark which have been quite successful outdoors though there are some cobs that are very thin and small so am taking it they are not pollinated well.
Wonder if I am too late for starting some now in the PT?

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 11:32 »
The thin ones may be a pollination issue but maybe they need a bit more time to swell? It's too late to sow any more now but try it in your pc next year as I find I have had great success in my gh, as long as you tap the tassels to pollinate the cobs. Luckily I sowed 10 this goos growing year year, so five are outside waiting to be harvested!  :D

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 13:26 »
I've got 9 plants in my greenhouse but no sign of cobs forming, they're supposed to be for mini cobs. They're getting very tall & I've had to move them into the middle to give them more height. They take some water too,they are in pots & on a gravel tray.
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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2014, 13:14 »
I've never grown mini-corn but somebody mentioned they don't need pollinating. As for Ma Lowe's comment about Wallace and Gromit - I thought that too - and it was just like that!!  :lol:

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2014, 13:24 »
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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2014, 15:25 »
Is growing in a gh or pt successful - or what!  :lol:
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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2014, 22:00 »
Nice work GG...
my outdoor ones are getting close to ready - can't wait

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2014, 05:26 »
just wondering, how high is an elephants eye?
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Indian or African? :lol:

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2014, 08:22 »
Well my 'mini corn' in the greenhouse is now almost touching the roof so is about 8ft high, rather have that in there than an elephant :lol:

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2014, 11:43 »
just wondering, how high is an elephants eye?
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Indian or African? :lol:
Mid-way between the top and bottom of its ears!!  :lol: Anyway, Baldy - I am praying like mad that nothing trashes your corn before you get it to the kitchen because some on here have had that problem and, being a sweet corn devotee, my heart goes out to them.

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2014, 14:19 »
Great corn  GG, for inside a poly/greenhouse. I tried them under cover one year as an experiment and it didn't work out, so stick to the outdoor thing. They always come up trumps and we get  very little animal damage.
I think my polycarbonate greenhouse failure was due to lack of light, as they grew very spindly.

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Re: Sweet corn getting too high for my greenhouse - help!
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2014, 11:46 »
My GH is glass without any shading paint or other stuff, so good light could have made a difference, though I would have thought a poly GH would let the same amount of light in. Mine in there were taller than the ones outside and my climbing French beans in there do grow spindly but are very prolific.



 

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