Sweet Corn F1 Hybrid - Seeds
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Common name: Tendersweet
Bloom time: July, August
Height: 45cm (18in)
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Before planting out, prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Acclimatise the plants to cooler conditions by putting them outside for a few hours a day for 10 - 14 days.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 6-10 days.
- Plant out after all risk of frost 45cm (18in) apart in blocks to aid pollination.
- Once the cobs start to form, water regularly.
- Cobs are ripe when the liquid of the grains is thin and creamy.
Harvesting: Harvest sweetcorn cobs when the silky tassles at the end of the cob have turned brown.
- Requires a fertile soil in a sunny position.
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Sweetcorn can be used as a living trellis for runner beans to scamper up. There is a cool planting combination called ‘The three sisters’ – originating from native American growers – that sees a ring of half a dozen or so sweetcorn plants with a squash or cucumber planted in their midst and a couple of runner bean plants growing up around their outside.
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