Posts Tagged ‘Sweetcorn’

Sweet corn growing - Sweet corn how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Sweet corn is mistakenly regarded as a “no-grow” in Ireland. Many gardeners view it as a semi-tropical vegetable, one that requires intense sunlight and heat to crop, not to mention ripen. This is no longer true, and let me show you why.

The traditional varieties of sweet corn took a long time in the sun to mature and because of this were virtually guaranteed to disappoint over the Irish “summer”. This all changed when along came the F1 Hybrid seed varieties, sweet corn created through selective breeding. The F1 Hybrid varieties are early to mature making them much more reliable.

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What vegetables can I sow this month?………. A Guide.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Here’s a handy list that I compiled in response to that eternal vegetable growing query that crops up as soon as spring arrives, “Am I too late to sow… (Insert vegetable of choice here)? (more…)

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