We had our first fresh cobs of corn for tea tonight.

I can honestly say, this is the best corn I have ever tasted.

Fresh

Sweet

Delicious

It was a test in patience waiting for these guys to ripen. Corn is picked when all the ‘tassles’ at the top of the cob have gone brown and completely dried off. By this stage you should have a nice fat cob ready to pick and eat.

Corn needs lots of water and a good amount of sun to get to this stage and it is important to keep your plants friendly with the hose so that those kernels wrapped in their cozy little sheaths can fatten up and become lovely and juicy.

We will definitely plant a lot more corn next year. It’s such a treat to eat corn that tastes more like the vegetable I remember as a kid, and not the pale, watery, tasteless stuff sold in the supermarket.