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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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    SelkirkAlex is offline Sprouter
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    Jay-ell 3 ears with a fourth on a good year
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    Thelma Sanders is online now Gardening Guru
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    I've never had more than 2 ears per plant - what's the most ears you get per plant?
    Usually 3 but only 1 or 2 this year because it was, and still is, soooo very dry
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    Bluenowhere is offline Rooter
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    Kent. Growing for two years so far, good crop well pollinated in both years. Grow in block at 45cm spacing.
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    Mark_Riga is online now Rooter
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    The most cobs I get per plant is 2 but I get quite a lot as plant a lot. May be a trade off between number of cobs per plant and spacing. I grew 50 plants (one packet of what ever it was) in a 4'x12' bed and got over 50 cobs this year. Ate some as they ripened and there are 30+ in the freezer. They are very sweet this year. It is usually a race between me and the rats to see who get them - I won this year. I like them on the cob so don't bother to take the kernels off. Just freeze whole and then cook in oven. Depending if defrosted or straight from the freezer the take 20 to 35minutes.

    I would think that Cheshire is somewhere in the middle.
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    Nerdofprey is offline Germinator
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    I'm in the Midlands and I had six plants that each produced one cob, they were nice but not sure it's something I will grow every year!
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    burnie is online now Veggie gardener
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    I tend to eat my cobs raw, so I have to grow my own to get that fresh juicy taste, I don't need dozens, so one from each plant is adequate for our needs. We rarely freeze anything I grow, the idea is to eat in season, so next year I will need to grow more brassicas rather than more Corn.
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    I get 2 or 3 per plant which is more than enough for our needs! I like growing things that are tall and have impact, anyway, so I like to grow them even if a crop is a gamble.
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    First year here and got roughly 2 full size cobs per plant along with 1 mini. Earlibird was better than northern extra. Noticably much nicer than supermarkets ones, seemed easy to grow, so intend to plant again next year. Earlibird and will swap northern extra for another maybe Invincible as recommended on here or another

    After saying the above, it was a great summer here so who knows in a normal one
    Last edited by It never rains..it pours; 01-10-2018 at 05:24 PM.
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