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Growing Sweetcorn varieties together – do’s and dont’s

Person Author: Gavin Conway Calender December 6, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Just a note about growing different types of Sweetcorn together. Firstly you need to plant them in a block if possible few lines wide each way rather than 2 or 3 long lines to aid pollination.. you get better pollination when they are together as the pollen is distributed by wind.. You basically get 3 types of sweetcorn. Hybrid Sweets = abbreviated as su Supersweets = abbreviated as sh2 Sugar Enhanced = abbreviated as se You can't just plant any of them together or you will get mutations of types and really strange cobs.. So basically I have been doing research on it and done the following easy reference - I also now understand it!! Supersweets (sh2) must only be grown on their own or 2 or 3 other sh2 types.. Hybrid Sweets (su) and Sugar Enhanced (se) can be mixed wit

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How to grow sweetcorn from seeds, easy to follow growing tips

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender April 26, 2010 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Sweetcorn is a popular vegetable to grow in every allotment, garden in the UK.  The supersweet and sugar enhanced F1 varieties are the most popular for their really sweet taste and ease of growing them even for a beginner. The cobs are much tastier than the supermarket ones, as the sugar turns to starch rather quickly after picking. Sowing the sweetcorn seeds: The best time is to start sowing the sweetcorn is middle of April.  Sow the sweetcorn seeds inside in small, about 7cm pots or in those larger seed cells 2cm deep, 1 or 2 seeds per pot. Using ordinary compost is fine if you don't have seed sowing one. Sweetcorn seeds ideally need a temperature of 15 Celsius and above to germinate successfully. The seeds can be sown directly outside from middle of May, but be prepared to lo

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