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Thephoenix572

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« on: February 28, 2012, 20:30 »
It's it too early to start the seeds off, they are called Earlibird
All the way from my allotment in beautiful Derbyshire. I'm in year 3 of my allotment and wish I'd caught the bug years ago, things growing from strength to strength

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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 20:33 »
It is indeed much too early to start sweetcorn  ;)
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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 20:39 »
I started mine in May last year and that was still too early..they got checked by a cold spell, some were killed off and only a few produced anything remotely edible.

Trying a different variety this year and will be hoping for a better summer.

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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 21:23 »
Early April in paper pots under glass for mine.
I`m left handed, what`s your excuse?

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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 21:24 »
What's it say on the packet? Bet it doesn't say February!  :lol:
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: sweetcorn
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 21:24 »
This far up the country, I don't start my sweetcorn off indoors until very late April / early May.  Otherwise they get far too leggy too quickly.

If you have a heated greenhouse then timings can be sooner.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 21:25 »
Mid April for me here in the midlands - in a greenhouse.

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Re: sweetcorn
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 21:35 »
I generally start mine off in my cold greenhouse in late April and when I put them out in mid May I cloche them under 2l drinks bottles for a week until it warms up / risk of frost has passed.



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