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View Poll Results: Do you grow sweetcorn well, badly or not at all

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  • I grow Sweetcorn well

    18 54.55%
  • I grow Sweetcorn badly

    7 21.21%
  • I don't grow Sweetcorn

    8 24.24%
  • I hate the stuff

    1 3.03%
  • I live Oop North

    11 33.33%
  • I live Darn Sowth

    8 24.24%
  • I'm somewhere in the middle

    3 9.09%
  • I don't live in the UK

    0 0%
  • Its none of your business

    3 9.09%
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    burnie is online now Veggie gardener
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    As you may know, my corn grows much better in my greenhouse up here in NE Scotland, I have twice grown it outside in 15 years and failed miserably in our "normal" summers.

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    I'm not sure what answers to give on the poll!

    I don't grow sweetcorn well, but I've managed okay the two years I've tried - better this year, with Swift. I had enough to eat a few meals with corn on the cob, cook with some, and freeze some whole cobs. I really like it, and I'm oop north.

    I follow John Harrison's instructions. Growing Sweetcorn - How to Grow Sweetcorn - Allotment & Gardens
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    I feel that the problems with my dainty, teeny, weeny feet are none of anybodies business.

    On a serious point I did have a go at it on and off over the years but found that weather, earwigs and birds put paid to any juciness.
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    I live in Thurnham, south of Morecambe and grow my sweetcorn in the greenhouse because it can get very windy here. It's been really successful except for this year when I only had one cob per plant and they weren't fully pollinated despite the canes being tapped with a stick to release the pollen onto the cob leaves.
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    I’m in the south west....every time I’ve grown it, deer are encouraged into my garden. So it’s a crop I won’t try again.
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    my sister grows the stuff up here but I just shake my head in disbelief, maize needs sun and heat, even growing it in a tunnel in scotland is barely adequate, after a long growing year she is overjoyed to get 3 or 4 ears per plant,to my mind not a return worth the trouble, having lived in south africa in the old transvaal where you can get 10' high maize as far as you can see it is a bit pitiful .
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    I've never had more than 2 ears per plant - what's the most ears you get per plant?

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    It's really in East West divide.
    Anywhere West of the Seven Channel is a failure.
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