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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Sweet­corn If you have sown sweet­corn in pots and live in a mild area, you should be able to start hard­en­ing them off in warm weather, but don’t plant them out un­til all dan­ger of frost has passed.

Sweet­corn is wind-pol­li­nated and should be planted in blocks of at least 12 plants to in­crease the chance of pollen land­ing on fe­male flow­ers which will re­sult in an in­crease in the yield.

Space out the plants around 40cm (16in) apart each way.

In colder ar­eas, sow them in pots in a prop­a­ga­tor four weeks be­fore the last ex­pected frost date.

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