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Growing sweetcorn

by Diane - June 4th, 2014.
Filed under: allotment.

sweetcorn ready for planting outI was given some sweetcorn seeds to grow. They were started in pots in the greenhouse. You have to plant them out in a fairly close square formation rather than a line to get good pollination.

sweetcorn planted out

They’d been in the greenhouse for about 10 days and were nice little plants, possibly a bit smaller than most people would plant out. They’d been left outside the greenhouse door for a couple of days, but as it’s June they should be fine outside now. Lots of people had already planted theirs out though so perhaps I was just being very cautious. You can plant sweetcorn out directly but I think as with many things you get a better success rate starting them off in pots.