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No smutty balls this year, hurrah!

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
Well my sweetcorn was very smutty last year and I diidn’t get any useable cobs:


But this year, phew, fantastic, healthy and very early crop, delicious:

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  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
    Well done, Nellie. It looks delicious!
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
    Thanks both, yes it’s always good when things turn out well. Despite careful cultivation,  weather patterns lately means its a lottery what works and what doesn’t these days. Sweetcorn obviously likes heatwaves and heavy storms, probably thinks it’s in South America :D  
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,863
    I thought I was seeing things until I saw you were in Spain. Mine is only a foot high.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
    Still over a month early here though. The smutty snap was from 11th August.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,608
    I’m no fan of sweetcorn but I like the rustic plate!
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    Picidae said:
    I’m no fan of sweetcorn but I like the rustic plate!

    @Picidae me too on the plate, but also rather fond of the sweetcorn, nice ones Nollie, congratulations.
    Choked on my fermented grape juice...smutty balls.....
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
    It is a thing, smutty balls. 

    I managed to crack one of said rustic plates but the shop have discontinued them, don’t you just hate that when that happens?
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,608
    edited July 2019
    I think smutty balls are worse than a long felt want but not as bad as a red felt tip. Innuendo - an Italian suppository.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,658
    I supposit a theme emerging...
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,922
    Last year my sweatcorn produced many 'smutty ball's too.
    Thought it was me who had waited longer than usual to plant out because of the weather. 
    Now  to see that even in Spain you had the same  problems  is  telling me that I wasn't alone .
    Hopefully this year will be different for us all.
    But on inspection of mine it is noticeable that they are not growing quick as usual.
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