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Easy and rewarding to grow.
Member Name: KatieNeish
Advantages: Easy to grow, requires little space, can get 3 or 4 cobs to a plant.
I normally grow sweetcorn from plug plants, but theres no reason why you couldnt do it from seed. Sweetcorn need to be planted 30-40cm apart. If you buy plug plants then seperate them out and plant them in april-may. If you buy seeds then pop two in a hole, about 15mm down in april. You can get many different varieties, some of which will give one cob to a plant, other will give you 4. Make sure you keep them well watered, as this will make sure the cobs swell. They should be ready for harvest from july onwards. To check they are ready, leave the cob on the plant and peel back the casing, until you can see the kernel. Dig your nail into a kernel and if a milky liquid comes out then its ready for harvest, If not then just recover the cob with its casing and give it another week.
Summary: A must for any garden!
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