One last chance

Returning home today from a short-but-sweet family break, I discovered the postie had left an exciting parcel. 

My sweetcorn (Swift) plugs have arrived! 


Could’ve done with a reminder email from Suttons (maybe it’s in my spam?) – imagine if we’d been away for a week! 

But no harm done, they look plenty verdant still. 

This is truly the very last chance I’m giving sweetcorn on the allotment. For the last two years I’ve been thwarted by poor germination, and poor performance from the remaining few plants. 

So I’ve resorted to buying seedlings instead. They’re a short variety, which I thought might cope better with our exposed location, and I’ve planned the plot to shield them with climbing beans. 

First I’ll pot them up, so I can wait a week or so for it to get a touch warmer before planting out. 

But mark my words sweetcorn, this is absolutely your last chance.