Clear your sweet­corn

Garden News (UK) - - The Undercover Gardener -

Sweet­corn cobs are ready to har­vest once the tas­sels turn brown and the ker­nels emit a milky (rather than clear) liq­uid. Eat them quickly be­cause the sug­ars start turn­ing to starch straight af­ter har­vest­ing. If you’ve a glut of cobs, pick and freeze them rather than leav­ing them too long on the plants. Once the last cob is picked, you can dig up the old plants, break them into pieces and, pro­vided the ma­te­rial is free from pests and dis­eases, add it to your com­post heap.

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