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    What's the score with sweetcorn? - Is it possible ?

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    ^^^^sweetcorn can be saved. You should ideally only grow one variety as it will cross with others and as already mentioned there are only a handful of open pollinated varieties so if saved from F1 it is uncertain what the offspring will be like
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    I guess sarico's italian seeds are open pollinated, but last year I get cobs that have no much kernels. may be tall and sturdy sunflowers next them obstructed much of wind .. has any one able to get good cobs and saved seed ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Seeds saved from supermarket produce should also NOT be swapped as they may have come from F1 plants or have been cross pollinated.
    Although new to seed saving (in fact i`m a virgin to it) i wouldn't ever use supermarkets produce anyway,the one reason i grow my own in the first place is to steer clear of the bland rubbish the supermarkets churn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfeda View Post
    last year I get cobs that have no much kernels. may be tall and sturdy sunflowers next them obstructed much of wind
    The reason is poor pollination. As you say, the sunflowers may have been some of the problem but you also need to grow them in a very large block just growing half a dozen or more can lead to pollination issue and bald patches/not may kernels.

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    First question please... (I'm planning!) sugar snap peas and borlotti beans - will they cross or are they safe growing together?

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    They won't interbreed, their relationship is too distant. Go for it!
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    What's the deal with chillies? Are they safe like tomatoes or do they need to be isolated?

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