Our first sweetcorn

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Our first sweetcorn
« on: August 19, 2009, 21:03 »
This is our first year of doing this growing stuff :D

So you can imagine our delight at our first sweetcorn :)


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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 21:16 »
Well done Callie, hope it didn't stay on the plate long - needs eating within minutes of picking!!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 21:23 »
mmmmm that looks scrummy. Mine aren't big enough to pick yet, I can't wait. If they are as good as that Callie i'll be very happy indeed... :D

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 21:36 »
I eat mine raw, straight from the plant, they don't need cooking and are really juicy and sweet that way.

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 22:14 »
I'm jealous, been trying for a couple of years without success. Will try again next year.
Me & my brother use to go & knick some from the corn field when we were kids & cook them on the BBQ still in the husk. It steams them & you still get a bit of that bbq taste where the husk is charred.

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 22:16 »
That probably wasn't sweetcorn in those days, Remy, more like maize grown for cattle feed & much tougher.

Don't ask how I know.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 22:26 »
Surely DD but still tasted good as far as I can remember ;)

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 22:45 »
Alot of stuff we ate as kids tasted good!! I can remember eating blackberries taken from a neighbours garden fence. Sometimes we found maggots in them but it didn't put us off. We would throw the maggotty ones away and continue eating them. I bet if I ate them today I wouldn't think they were so nice.
Sometimes stealing things like this as children makes them taste better!! :tongue2:
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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 17:19 »
I've never thought of growing sweetcorn, is it difficult?
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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 17:24 »
This is my first time having an allotment and growing veg, and I found it very easy. Just planted in the seeds some time back in a 5 by 4 block arrangement, and let them do what they are supposed to do. I did nothing apart from watering during the dry spell, a bit of weeding and a few weeks ago put a fence around them to stop badgers that had previously attacked corn on neighbouring plots in the past apparently.

Each plant has several cobs on then and for the last week we have been munching through corn and freezing some, giving them to friends.

This is certainly a veg I will do again - not only is it a brilliant tasting veg anyhow, picked fresh it is even better of course and it is SO cheap too - given a small cob can cost up to 1 in a shop, I think I paid about 1.50 for the seeds!!!
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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 17:25 »
Doesn't seem to be difficult Gemma , I'm a complete novice at this and I managed to grow some ... Can't beat the flavour of freshly picked corn on the cob.

Give it ago next year , I know I'll be growing some more

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 18:36 »
They look great. My question is I have grown them also for the first time this year..ever and they are at the stage where they have got tussles on the top. My problem is Iam going away in 3 weeks for 3 weeks. Am I going to miss them or do you think they will have produced the corn within the next 3 weeks. I will be gutted if I am not here to eat them after looking after them  :(

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 18:38 »
I've never thought of growing sweetcorn, is it difficult?

Once you have tasted your own you will never want to buy any again!

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009, 11:22 »
You know I think i'm going to give them a go next year! It look's amazing, and also cheap 1 for corn on cob v's 1.50 for seed's, it's a no brainer really!

Mmmm, I keep looking at the piccy and I could just eat that now!!

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2009, 12:25 »

Agree - this looks like a must for next year!!

What varieties have folks had good success with then?

Phill



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