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By Heron

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I've grown Sweetcorn for years now and though I get up to four cobs per plant, only 2 are of a reasonable size, the rest look puny. Should I remove all but two or three. Or, how can I get four big ones? We just had the last today, OH says "better than chocolate"



you are lucky, i can only get 1 per plant. sometimes if i am very lucky i might get 2. you must have a magic touch, plewse can you tell me the variety you grow perhaps i will do better next year. thanks in advance. diadon

4 Sep, 2010


Well Diadon, I know they need lots of light and need to be planted in a group rather than a row as they pollinate themselves by wind. I never bother feeding, just dig in some home made compost in winter. Next year I'm thinking of growing some in a straight line (as well as a group) and pollinating them by hand. It will help rotation of crops if it works.

5 Sep, 2010


thanks although i grow them the same as you, i must admit i've never bothered pollinating by hand. i will try that next year and see what happens. diadon

5 Sep, 2010

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