Sweetcorn seedlings

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Sweetcorn seedlings
« on: May 14, 2012, 21:13 »
Hi everyone
Being new to my plot i'm getting plants given to me left right and centre  :) It's just trying to keep up with clearing new ground for them that is the hard bit  ;) But i have just been given some sweetcorn seedlings that have between 3 and 4 seedling per module and are about 1 inch high. Can i split them into seperate modules or am i best just growing on the best in each module and nipping out the others. Many thanks for any help
Jim

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Re: Sweetcorn seedlings
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 21:22 »
id say just keep 1 if you have enough, realy you ned 6 minimum in my opinion. when you plant them out remember to plant them in a block not a row (sweet corn is wind polinated so rows dont give a good yeild)

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Re: Sweetcorn seedlings
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 21:24 »
i have about 12 do you think that will be enough ?

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Re: Sweetcorn seedlings
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 23:38 »
hi jim sweetcorn hate root distubance so most people grow one plant per module to minimize this, i would agree with cats one per module minimum of 4 to 6 plants i grow mine in blocks of five just as you see on dice that seems to work well. I have had my highs and lows growing sweetcorn over the years bet when you get it right its well worth it.good luck :)

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Re: Sweetcorn seedlings
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 07:22 »
Single plant per cell, last year i had a really good year for corn, when ever i walked past them i would run my hand up the flower head of a different plant not sure if this helped but i got a good crop. :lol:
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Re: Sweetcorn seedlings
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 07:30 »
Doesn't have to be a different plant, but it never hurts to run run your hand over the tassles, then the silks.

Just given them a good shake will help.
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 seedlings
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 19:09 »
Many thanks everyone i will thin them to one per module which will leave me with 12 plants
Cheers
Jim



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