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Salute The Kernel

First pick of sweetcorn today (at 15-30 and 17 seconds) worth the wait? I expect so its almost tea time.

There's always tomorrow!!


  1. That's early - ours will be ages yet. Bet you really enjoyed it.

    1. I certainly did enjoy the sweetcorn. I sow then plant the same variety each year (Lark F1) in April or May (planted out). I usually protect the plants under plastic milk bottles for about a month after planting but not this year. We've had blazing sun for months now with very few rain showers. Normally the plants contain a maximum of 2 cobs but this year up to 5 on most of them. Although our night time temperatures dropped considerably, well into June and the plants have had little watering they have done well and the cobs have ripened earlier than in previous years. Lark is supposed to tolerate cooler temperatures than most other sweetcorn, one reason I use it. All I can say is the early harvest is again the outcome of the weird weather conditions, or perhaps another sign of climate change here, for what is normally a hot weather plant.

    2. Our Sweetcorn are only about three foot high so I am green with envy. We have never grown them before. I have written down the name of yours to try next year. Marion

    3. Hi Marion, I thought I had replied to your comment. I hope your sweetcorn developed well. If you sow Lark next year they should be pretty reliable. The plants are not as tall as some others but the cobs are usually well formed and sweet. Good luck.

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