Sow sweetcorn seeds from April to May in 7cm (3") pots of free draining seed compost at a depth of 4cm (1½"). Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at temperature of 18-24C (64-75F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days. After germination, grow sweetcorn plants on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost is passed, gradually acclimatise sweetcorn plants to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before transplanting into fertile, well drained soil in full sun, with shelter from winds. The flowers of sweet corn are wind pollinated and should therefore be planted in blocks rather than rows to ensure good pollination. Allow at a distance of 30cm (12") between each plant.
Alternatively direct sow sweetcorn seeds outdoors in May once the soil has warmed, at a depth of 4cm (1½") and a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole and thin out the weakest seedling per station after germination.
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