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cherami
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287241 cherami
Sun May 22, 2016 10:58 am

I paid 7.20 euro's the other day for a pack of 35 seeds wow they better all come up.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287242 Odsox
Sun May 22, 2016 11:25 am

I think they saw you coming :lol:
You could have got seed from Brown Envelope Seeds for €5.00 delivered (for instance)

Still, provided you didn't get F1 seeds you can save your own and not have to buy any more. I saved seed from F1 Sundance 2 years ago as I thought F2 would be OK, but they were rubbish. I grew open pollinated Bantam at the same time, although separated, and got so much crop I'm not growing any this year as we still have a load in the freezer.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287243 cherami
Sun May 22, 2016 12:50 pm

it's strange because after I bought them (Vilmorin a well known company here in France) I thought this cannot be right but then upon further investigation it would seem that the French do not grow very much. Other sources I looked at also were on the high side including I might add America. I got some from Thompson and Morgan and they were well priced however only half of them came up. My son has just looked at Jardiland and Rustler are 9.25 €. So what is happening I really am not sure.

Look for some more from the UK and see what I find..

Ps found Brown envelope as well thanks.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287245 diggernotdreamer
Sun May 22, 2016 9:44 pm

There is also seedaholic, she posts to Europe, the seeds come with really beautiful instructions

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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287246 cherami
Mon May 23, 2016 9:16 am

Thank you also a good source to keep bookmarked.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287252 Brewtrog
Mon May 23, 2016 7:00 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:There is also seedaholic, she posts to Europe, the seeds come with really beautiful instructions

I wish I hadn't read that, there's a few different chilies and herbs winging their way to me.

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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287253 cherami
Tue May 24, 2016 9:18 am

What a selection too
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287257 Odsox
Tue May 24, 2016 11:32 am

diggernotdreamer wrote:There is also seedaholic

Thanks a lot DnD, I just wasted an hour of working time this morning looking through their catalogue :lol:
But ... I did find a tomato called Matina, which I've never come across before. It purports to have ripe fruit in 55 days from transplant, which if true would beat Latah into a cocked hat.
I can feel an order coming on.

Sorry, nothing to with sweetcorn :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287258 diggernotdreamer
Tue May 24, 2016 12:39 pm

I really is a lovely website, I buy quite a few things there every year, the information on the page is the information you get on a coloured sheet with the packet of seed. Do you really think anything can beat Latah OD??

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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287259 Odsox
Tue May 24, 2016 1:09 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:Do you really think anything can beat Latah OD??

Ask me again next March :iconbiggrin:

Still nothing to do with sweetcorn
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287301 CJay
Fri May 27, 2016 2:14 pm

What's the exchange rate? I picked up fifty seeds for $1.35 last month.

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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287303 cherami
Fri May 27, 2016 4:03 pm

Today 1.00 USD= 0.897783 EUR or 1.00 USD =0.682860 GBP , however we have to be careful which variety as they vary quite a bit, but that is cheap for sure.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287304 CJay
Fri May 27, 2016 4:09 pm

It is a bit cheap. I think I picked up last year's for grandma's garden for a buck more.

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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287325 cherami
Mon May 30, 2016 11:41 am

Maybe the problem here in France is that it is in their mind that Mais or corn on the cob is for animals and there is an association there they may not like, which is why it is hard to purchase where I live in the Centre. We have a deluge of rain at the moment and if it does not stop we will be unable to plant our seeds.
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Re: Sweetcorn

Post: #287328 CJay
Mon May 30, 2016 9:28 pm

I hope that it dries up for you soon. My little brothers talked me into planting the corn really early. I thought I might have to replant but it's doing just fine. Its knee high now.


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