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By Caluna

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all, I'm fairly new to veg, (4 years according to my 4 bed rotation). Having cast my eye over my sweetcorn I notice that the tassles inside are quite damp and I am 1 to 2 inch away from the top regarding fully developed corns. The ones that are developed are milky. Should I harvest now or bide my time???



yes harvest, once there milky when you press your nail into one. enjoy

25 Sep, 2013


Magic, I will do. Pretty poor harvest really. Only one cob per plant and not very tall or bushy. I used chicken pellets prior to planting out, I think they got checked early on

25 Sep, 2013


As with maize and the farmers it didn't have a good start in the spring , but it does need a lot of manure initially .

25 Sep, 2013


Cheers Roy, this is a bed that I regard as neutral as it borders the patch. Rotation doesn't affect it although the soil is quite fertile. Your right though,, rubbish spring!

26 Sep, 2013


Yes they are positioned in a rectangular block, I think it may simply be down to my own selfish eagerness to plant them out too early! This season has been a complete wash out for my onions too! Bad spring!

28 Sep, 2013

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