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Sweetcorn after harvesting

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slng Thu 10-Sep-09 12:33:36

Do you just bin/compost the plant after harvesting the sweetcorn?

missingtheaction Fri 11-Sep-09 08:57:21

when i grew them i shredded and composted them

slng Fri 11-Sep-09 10:11:10

OK. Thanks! We only had one sweetcorn per plant, and poorly pollinated ones at that. Do better next year!

ShellingPeas Fri 11-Sep-09 15:19:42

I compost our sweetcorn plants.

Just a quick thought regarding the pollination issue (and my apologies if I'm teaching my Grandmother to suck eggs here), but if you plant sweetcorn in blocks e.g. 4 plants by 4 plants, you get much better pollination than if you plant in rows. Sweetcorn are wind pollinated so the closer together the plants, the better chance of pollination occurring.

slng Fri 11-Sep-09 16:24:15

Thanks shellingpeas. I only just found that out by reading the BBC and the RHS websites. Perhaps should have read them before planting...

Pixel Thu 17-Sep-09 17:21:43

My sweetcorn was harvested for me by some helpful badgers. sad

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