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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Growing sweet corn Reply with quote

Hi all
I bought afew sweet corn seedlings yesturday.
I planted a few in my polytunnel and I still have about 6 plants left
I was wondering can I grow them outside.
If so I was thinking I could bring them on abit then plant out
Around end of May?
The variety is early bird
Thank you

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they do OK outside. Personally I wouldn't grow them in the Polytunnel as they are quite roomy plants. The best thing to do is plant them in blocks. That way they can pollinate each other better.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks margo
In the polytunnel I have them planted in a block
They only take up a bed
So not much room

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are wind pollinated so you'll need a breeze blowing through the tunnel.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I will
I usually have the doors open on warm days

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Sweetcorn Reply with quote

When the tops of the plants form tops with pollen on them, if you give the plants a bit of a tap to shake some of the pollen down on the kernals, this will assist with pollination when growing sweetcorn in the polytunnel.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok
Thanks Robbie for the tip

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