Yes, another tale from the polytunnel.  I keep saying it, but these plants are amazing.  I’ve never grown sweetcorn this tall or with this many ‘ears’ but then I’ve never grown it undercover before.

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As well as being surprised/astonished by the size of the plants, I’ve noticed an gorgeous jasmine-like fragrance wafting around the tunnel and catching wafts of it as I walk past the open doors.  I had no idea that sweetcorn blossom was fragrant – something else I’ve missed by growing it in the open.

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The variety is Swift and it has most certainly lived up to its name.  The plants have received no special feed, just a deep watering once a week and a good shake of the stems to help move the pollen about – tricky for a hay fever sufferer!  Oh and, they are also planted in a hugel bed.

Hugel beds undercover is clearly a winning combination 🙂

 

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