porkpal said:5 litres, however, sounds a bit crowded. I like the idea of a wider bucket. Can you make the escape slits quite large?
i have a sharp knife.....you agree that transplanting is harmful?
greene said:Sweet corn is a wind-pollinated plant. I am not sure if only 3 plants will guarantee that you will have sufficient pollination to get ears of corn. You may have to 'assist' the pollination when the time comes.
dyzzypyxxy said:Agree you should transplant into the ground, and soon David.
Corn grow so big, so fast that they are very demanding of both water and nutrients. Any setback like transplanting can risk your eventual harvest. So if you keep them in that small bucket I doubt you will get any ears no matter how big you cut the holes. Three corn plants need a lot more room!
dyzzypyxxy said:Keep the hose handy! Yikes, 40C is hot!
i transplanted them last night into a 18 litre(three plants) so lets pray.
tomorrow we have 40 degrees.i cannot controll the weather
woofie said:For what it's worth, I have grown corn in an Earthbox, which is only about 3 ft long x 18 inches wide and only about 1 ft deep. There were about 11 or 12 plants in the box in two rows. These were a shorter variety, but each plant produced 2 ears (and they were quite good). However, Earthboxes are designed to provide a constant supply of moisture and fertilizer that a simple bucket doesn't really replicate. But I've also started them in pots in the greenhouse and transplanted them with no problem.
Not sure if any of this is relevant to your situation, tho.