Durning the first 3 years of 5 on the plot so to speak, the Missus & I had good success with growing sweet corn . How ever the last 2 summers which as you all know have been very wet and not very warm.Hence little or no crop.
Apart from the weather anyone any tips.The plants we have set are not coming on very well
Watering x3 weekly at present.Is this enough .Good soaking each time.
Corn has a very shallow root system. So keep up with the watering and occasionally add a liquid feed to the water as the corn uses all the shallow nutrients.
We have a saying, "How do you know when your corn is ready to harvest?"
"When the squirrels eat it all."
Edit: Did you grow them in pots and then plant out? Most in the UK do. I have read that the best way to do this is in individual cells. If you plant a few seeds in a pot, and they all grow, the roots will be well entwined. Corn hates having its roots interfered with.
I didn't have time to plant any of my own thanks to the cold spring so have bought some. I had to take the root ball apart and they have been sulking ever since. Past experience tells me that they will get going in good time.
If you plant your own, use individual cells next time.
Today's mood... Middling, middling to poor.