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Leaning Sweetcorn Plants

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
I have 9 plants all growing lovely in a diamond formation but 2 of them have started to lean.
It is probably the dry soil suddenly being wet from the precious rain we have just had.
They are 3 foot tall and healthy.

? Do I need to use any support
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,635
    I'd stick a bamboo cane in next to the leaners and tie them to it ... we may well get some more rain and gusty wind.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
    I thought Usain Bolt was fast !!!   :#

    Thank you and when my gouty foot is better I will hop over and do that
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,635
    edited July 2018
    Oooh bad luck re the gout ... my little brother gets that from time to time .... ouch!!  :'(
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,189
    You could also try earthing up your plants.  

    I find if you initially plant sweetcorn in a dug out channel then earth up the plants as they grow like you would with spuds, the roots are anchoured in quite deeply and  tend not to get blown over.    
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
    Thanks Zoomer.............I will put that in my Tips Folder for next season.

    I placed a large breeze block next to each of them for a week and it seems to have worked but I will keep an eye out for strong winds.

    DOVE

    Feet are better so i am going out for a 5 mile hike to prove it with lots of water !!
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,635
    edited August 2018
    Phew!  Too hot here to hike @NewBoy2. ... watering and deadheading done ... sitting in the shade with a good book and a large glass of cold water. 
    Hope you enjoy your hike and that your feet behave themselves 😉
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,823
    I do the earthing up thing with sweet corn too, seems to work.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
    Dove.

    Did the walk that usually takes 2 hours but yesterday was 2 and 1/2 

    Very hot weather seems to affect the human body quite a lot unless you are 6 years old !!
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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
    I picked 3 sweet corn and returned next day to find that Mr Badger had eaten all of the other 18 !!

    I hope he was sick the little Fat swear word
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,710
    I had the same problem one year with squirrels.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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