If you can get them in straigt away they should be ok - perhaps just a bit later in ripening and fewer cobs per plant (I'm lucky if I get 2 anyway).
If you sow in pots first inside they might germinate quicker - they don't seem to mind being planted out from pots.
||Thanks, I will give it a bash. I think I will propagate indoors.|
||Mine have just been planted out as I always start them indoors. You might just be lucky as they should grow well at this time of year.|
It has more to do with the variety than anything. Some have been bred to be shorter season and some absolutely require a longer season.
I would skip potting up and just seed directly in the soil (assuming it's warmed up enough for you) as the transplant shock will likely cost you a few days growth. Seeding into hills can help, as good drainage will allow drier soil to warm up a bit more than wet soil.
||Not all that warm here!!!|
||my googling says Cardiff is over 20c. you're fine!|
||I think the seeds we get here are short season anyway Slim. It is the only way we can get a decent crop. We never had sweetcorn at all when I was a child, as I don't think they had bred suitable seeds for the British climate. Sweetcorn was only known in tins in those days.|
||It has also been 12 deg C and as low as 6 deg C.|
I'm a groovy organic guy, with a fondness for heirlooms.
That being said, when you're talking sweet corn, it's pretty much completely a product of 20th century understandings of genetics, so you might as well get a hybrid that's going to work really well for you. If you want sweet corn, go for a line similar to this: http://www.gurneys.com/product/northern_xtrasweet_bicolor_sh2_sweet_corn/vegetables
Remember, most of the U.K. loses in the "who has colder temperatures" argument with Northern New England
||Remember, most of the U.K. loses in the "who has colder temperatures" argument with Northern New England|