Which sweet corn are you growing this year?

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Plot94

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 16:03 »
Trying a new one for me this year called Rising Sun from Premier seeds, 50 for 99p, good germination around 90%, healthy plants and good taste so will definitely be growing these again  :D

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goose

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 15:56 »
as an aside, in my attempt to stop vermin eating the cobs just as they become ripe :mad:...I have tried a new method this year.

I purchased a pack of brown paper bags (used for pack lunches) and placed one over each (nearly) ready cob and secured with an elastic band.....it appears to have worked :D.  none of my cobs have been eaten and the paper bags don't make the cobs sweat, even after the heavy rain, the bags dryout  and haven't disintegrated.

it may be a coincindence, but for once, i am eating my all my corn rather than sharing them with unknown visitors.  i just thought i would share my findings with those who also have experienced this in the past ;)

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2019, 16:35 »
as an aside, in my attempt to stop vermin eating the cobs just as they become ripe :mad:...I have tried a new method this year.

I purchased a pack of brown paper bags (used for pack lunches) and placed one over each (nearly) ready cob and secured with an elastic band.....it appears to have worked :D.  none of my cobs have been eaten and the paper bags don't make the cobs sweat, even after the heavy rain, the bags dryout  and haven't disintegrated.

it may be a coincindence, but for once, i am eating my all my corn rather than sharing them with unknown visitors.  i just thought i would share my findings with those who also have experienced this in the past ;)

I use old socks over mine as I have a mouse problem on my 2nd plot. Noticed the silks we're out on my second batch, so a good reminder to do this soon :)

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goose

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2019, 22:08 »
I don't own that many socks,  hence my improvisation  :lol:



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