Our first sweetcorn

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Casey76

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2009, 12:57 »
Well I don't know... look at them kernels: they're not all lined up in straight lines - some of the are higgledypiggledy  :ohmy:

Seriously though, it looks great, and corn is one of the veg I aim to try next year

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2009, 13:00 »


sweetcorn is one veg you really can taste the difference between home-grown and shop-bought IMHO as is beetroot - enjoy  :D oh and tomatoes and potatoes, carrots  :lol:

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2009, 14:12 »
That looks amazing, well done.  Mine tasted delicious but the corn didn't go all the way to the end of the cob.  Still have some that aren't ready yet so fingers crossed they are as good as yours.

To anyone considering growing sweetcorn, do it!  It looks great when it is growing and it tastes great too!

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2009, 14:20 »
How tall does it grow? Does it need a sheltered spot/support?
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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2009, 15:31 »
Callie, that looks  great. Seeing as you're just 'up the road' from us, I had to go and have a peek at mine today, and they're not quite ready yet.  :(
Moi, jealous....  :mad: :D

gemma_25... Size depends on the variety/growing conditions etc.,. (mine are over 5ft tall)
You can always give 'em some extra support with canes if you're very exposed to wind. Don't forget, they need to be planted out in a block to aid pollination.(18" apart) ;)
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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2009, 15:40 »
Hmmmm I probably don't have the room for them :-( Which is a shame!

All I want for Christmas is an allotment ha ha!

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2009, 15:46 »
Hmmmm I probably don't have the room for them :-( Which is a shame!

All I want for Christmas is an allotment ha ha!
I'm sure you can find somewhere to put 'em. I've seen them grown in borders in small gardens, and I know some members on here, have them growing in very confined spaces... They just might need a little help in pollinating that's all! ;)

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2009, 16:22 »
I've moved my allegiance from Swift to Lark this year.  The unexpected hot weather in april messed up germination, a lot of seeds went to mush, and new shoots frazzled in an unheated greenhouse.  Normally I'd expect a 90% germination rate, this year 50%, and neighbours had similar problems.

Gemma - the minimum I'd plant is 16 in a 4 x 4 block about 15 inch spacing, but however many you plant, you'll wish you'd done more.

The best ever veg to taste from plot to plate in 10 mins.

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2009, 16:41 »
Mine aren't ready yet...I'm barbecuing tomorrow aswell, so I've had to buy some.. :(

I can't wait to try them now..

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2009, 16:56 »
Callie, Do you know when you sowed/planted them out? I'm sure my first batch were in the ground about the 3rd week of May?

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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2009, 20:39 »
Hi not sure if anyone saw my post a few days ago, re the size of them now.

"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 I am 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 "


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Re: Our first sweetcorn
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009, 20:45 »
I should think that unless something/one comes along and 'tastes' them for you they will still be waiting for you when you're back :)
Lesley x
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