Name: colin booth
Date posted: September 12, 2011 - 10:46 am
Message: My sweetcorn has gown well and to a good size and the tassels had been evident for some time and were well shrivelled. On pulling back the leaves it revealed a good sized cob but the corn were only the size of lentils. Over the period of a few weeks I did the same exercise expecting the corn to swell and finally ripen. However they all remained lentil sized to the end. What am I doing wrong!!!
They were all in full sun and planted in blocks as advised.
Date posted: September 05, 2011 - 11:45 am
Message: HELP PLEASE!!
Ive picked a sweetcorn thinking it was ripe as my wife said the tassles had shriveled away, however its not ready. Cani put it somewhere to ripen?
Date posted: August 19, 2011 - 03:02 am
Message: I planted over 60 plants. Two varieties. One was an F1 hybrid and was much suprior. ALL Sweetcorn plants produce so-called "Side shoots" Most of them are the cobs which you will eat. Mine are swelling now and are almost ready to harvest. Each plant has from two to four cobs.
Remember that gardening is always a challenge. You will make mistakes. The English climate is never reliable. If you know of a planet where these things are better organised, please let me know.
Already this season we have had loads of vegetables and arms full of Dahlias & Sweet Peas. We give most away because our freezer is not big enough. The many smiles are worth all the trouble.
Read lots of different gardening books: dig some dirt: ignore the chaotic ravings of the extremist organic brigade: pee on your compost heap and raise two fingers to the whiners.
Date posted: August 13, 2011 - 10:57 am
Message: WE PLANTED EIGHT SWEET CORN AS AN EXPERIMENT TO SEE HOW THEY WERE. THE PLANTS CAME FROM HOMEBASE AND WERE READY TO PLANT OUT. THE TYPE WAS EARLIBIRD AND AS FAR AS WE KNEW WAS A NORMAL VARIETY. THEY WE KEPT WATERED BUT AS SOON AS THE COB APPEARED IT PRODUCED FIVE OR SIX SMALL SIDE SHOOTS THAT ALSO HAD KERNALS. IT HAD APPEARED TO HAVE "GONE TO SEED" BEFORE IT HAD EVEN GROWN TO PFODUCE A SILK. THE AREA HAD WYVALE CHICKEN PELLETS DUG INTO THE WHOLE PLOT BEFORE AN THING WAS PLANTED. THE BROCCOLI ALSO APPEARED TO GO TO SEED EARLY
Date posted: August 07, 2011 - 09:42 pm
Message: Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I appeiracte it.
Date posted: August 04, 2011 - 09:51 am
Message: why are some tassles and silk red and some yellow?