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Q.How Much Sunlight Do My Sweetcorn Plants Need?

Anonymous added on April 28, 2021 | Answered

I just would like to ask – I have planted some sweetcorn plants, and they are growing together in a small pot. However I don’t have any bigger pots so they will very soon grow out of the small pot; so I was thinking of planting them in the ground. But I’m growing them in Dubai, where the temperatures exceed 30C, so I’m thinking of putting them in a shaded area, where the sun’s rays do not directly reach them. I was just wondering – do the sweetcorn plants actually need any direct sunlight or would it be fine to keep them in a shaded area all the time, to avoid direct exposure to the sun’s heat? Also, would like to ask whether or not you think my sweetcorn plants would actually grow properly in this hot weather. Thanks!

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Answered on April 29, 2021

Most vegetables need 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Since it is very hot there, could you provide full sun with afternoon shade? If you don't have such a spot, you can erect a sun shade that will help.



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