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19421-abbylino 03 Feb 2009 12:02pm #1
offline janda

Member since 05 Jan 2008

Member from Stoke

Posts: 5988

I have about 12 plants in the garden, with up to 5 cobs on each, the silks are just turning brown. I took a peek into one cob & it wasn't ready the corns were still white. How much longer should I leave these before trying again?
Must be more patient!!

Blank 03 Feb 2009 12:05pm #2
offline Popin

Member since 07 Dec 2007

Member from Reporoa

Posts: 22

It is hard to be patient whilst growing sweet corn! I usually wait until the silks on the cob are dark brown and then as my grandmother used to say - you pick and then run to the kitchen, peel and plunge into the pot! Enjoy!

Blank 03 Feb 2009 12:44pm #3
offline kjanep

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Member from Turangi

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Blank 03 Feb 2009 12:47pm #4
offline kjanep

Member since 06 Sep 2008

Member from Turangi

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they are also delicious cooked in the microwave for four mins. I have always picked corn when the silk is darkest brown.cheers and enjoy!

19421-abbylino 03 Feb 2009 2:15pm #5
offline janda

Member since 05 Jan 2008

Member from Stoke

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I think I'll wait a couple of weeks - they are so yummy with butter & salt...

Blank 03 Feb 2009 3:03pm #6
offline Emelle

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Member from Morrinsville

Posts: 2359

and pepper---YUM !


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