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Hi all,

I've got 8 sweetcorn plugs about 18" tall and only a very small space to put them in. It's about 3ft square. Is this too small a space?

I've never tried sweetcorn before and have heard it's difficult to grow so any help at all on this subject would be greatly appreciatedimage

Thank you.


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Just enough.  Plant in a block.  45cm apart each way.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    As Welshonion says plant in a block and also keep them well watered.  A bit of blood fish and bone in the soil to help them grow and pray for a warm summer and all will be well.  

  • Thank you for the prompt replies guys. I'll start praying now!!image 

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    If you plant them slightly deeper than they are in their pots they will grow roots from the stems which will make stronger sturdier plants

  • Oww, thanks for that Fleurisa, I didn't know that. I love this siteimage 

  • Hi Guys. Ideally how tall should the plants be before they are planted out? I have grown some from seed, and they are only about 3" tall-is it too early to put them out yet?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yes, give them a bit longer Linda and plant out when 5-6 inches tall.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Cheers Bob, thank you!

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