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Q.Avoiding Disturbing Sweetcorn Roots.

Zone Lowestoft | ralphalan added on June 12, 2024 | Answered

I purchased some sweetcorn seedlings which I have planted, and they are growing well. Some of the seedlings were in pairs. I know you should not disturb the roots of sweetcorn, Do I carefully pull out the unwanted plant, or cut it off at ground level and and leave the unwanted root in the ground, or let them both grow? What would you recommend? Thanks

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Answered on June 12, 2024

You can, or you don't have to. They won't compete too much, unless they are in a cramped space. If you want to get rid of one, however, then you can snip the smaller one at the base. Do not pull it out. I prefer them to have their own space to make maintaining them a little easier should something need your attention.


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