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Hello, This is my first time growing sweetcorn and I've noticed that the corn husks are just starting to grow (please see pic) can someone please tell me if I should be feeding it and if so can I use tomato feed or not? Many thanx Lucy :-)



Hi - I would like to know too! First year for me with sweetcorn. I have fed them a couple of times with tomato feed - no bad side effects and the cobs seem to be growing well. Cheers :-) Teresa

22 Aug, 2008


Sorry I missed this question at the time, but perhaps this will help if you're planning to grow sweetcorn again this year. I have successfully grown it for the past two years, and this is what I do. About weeks before planting out, I rake some fish, blood and bone into the bed - and that's it. You can always repeat this some 6-8 weeks on, but I don't, as sweetcorn has shallow roots, which I wouldn't want to disturb. All they need is plenty of plain water in dry spells and, hopefully, plenty of sunshine.

2 Jan, 2009

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