It’s delicious served dripping with butter!
Sweetcorn is so worth growing! Nothing tastes like home-grown corn eaten within minutes of picking. It’s actually pretty easy to grow – sow two seeds in April in each small pot, clear out the weakest seedling in early growth, and plant out in May. Plant four plants out into manureenriched soil in a square block to aid wind pollination or, for larger plots, plant two rows with 60cm (2ft) between them. Harvest once cobs are yellow and kernel juices run milky.
Boiled, steamed, roasted or barbecued, dripping with butter, are the classic ways to enjoy the whole cobs, but the husked kernels are great to cook with, too.
How to husk
Cut cobs from leafy husks and remove silky threads. Slice ends flat. Stand upright on non-slip surface. For extra safety remove kernels from lower half first by running a sharp knife down the sides, turning the cob until all kernels are detached. Then turn the cob upside down so the top is now the lower half and repeat.
Grow a clump of sweetcorn plants together in a block to aid pollination