The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

Help my sweetcorn looks like its shrinking. The ground is wet enough but not too wet. Haven't been feeding it regularly but the soil is very good. It is also looking a bit pale. What its wrong with it.



Sweet corn is a heavy feeder, Lhowells. A picture would help to confirm, but right now the top suspect is nitrogen deficiency. Depending on how far gone it is, you might be able to rescue it with an application of fish emulsion, or Miracle-Gro, according to bottle directions. Slower acting preparations, such as fish, blood, and bone, may not work fast enough.
Other things to check would be the soil pH--less than 6.5 is bad--and the amount of sun it is getting--less than 6 hours a day is bad.

12 Aug, 2011


Thanks I do feed it an organic liquid feed but I will try the ph test and go from there thank you

12 Aug, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?