When I planted out the sweetcorn seedling last weekend, I rather foolishly didn’t bother protecting them. “No need”, I told my beloved when she suggested I really should put something over them. “Never had any problems with slugs or birds or anything going for sweetcorn.”
Obviously the birds were listening. When I went out into the garden this morning, every single one of our sweetcorn seedlings had been uprooted by some thing. I can’t even fairly blame my usual targets (the squirrels) because they don’t appear to have been dug up; just plucked out of the ground very …. bird like. Grrr.
Still, the seed packet says that May is the perfect month for outdoor sowing, so we’ll try that again – this time, with protection!