Sweetcorn issues?

Hi again, just when I thought my first ever veggie garden was going wel
(well the lettuce, garlic, onions, radishes, corgettes & tomatoes an way) I had time to take a proper look at my corn seedlings today they're not looking to good, they haven't grown much since they wer planted out & they aren't a v. healthy looking colour (v. sligh scorched appearance) Is there anything I could be doing wrong? They ar watered quite alot however, someone told me that corn doesn't need huge amount of water at this stage. I planted a Suttons variety calle Sundance & I live in Ireland which does not have very warm summe temperatures.
Any advice welcome
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Freedom_Spark said:

If you have seed left, you could try planting it directly.
Corn will yellow a bit if the weather is too cold (due nitrogen being less available), but "scorched appearance" suggests that maybe your transplants weren't fully hardened off when they were set out. (Plants can actually get sunburned if they are rushed out from indoors to outdoors too fast.)
Backing off on the watering might be a good idea, too (as long as the soil is moist an inch or so down).
My second planting of corn is sprouted and the third is in. Three more to go! I'm running just a tad behind. May has been much cooler than normal.
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Lord, how much corn do you grow? My understanding is that corn needs to be planted in blocks that are at least 4X4 for good pollination. With that reasoning, you will be planting about 100 stalks of corn. It that about right?
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Billy said:

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I plant six 4x4 blocks of corn, so 96 stalks. And NONE of the corn is ever frozen, it's all eaten fresh.
I mean, really, a couple of tomatoes, a couple of ears of corn, some fine cheese and a glass of wine is all you need for an excellent meal. (For wine and cheese you could substitute cold fried chicken and a Sam Adam's Summer Ale. Or, just add another ear of corn and a cold glass of milk or iced tea.)
Record low temperature last night! Even though I covered the extra early corn with a sheet, I look to have a small bit of frost damage to some of the plants. Since I still have the final thinning to do, this may not matter much at all.
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