Monday, 20 August 2012

We are going to be so sick of sweetcorn!

Last year I grew sweetcorn for the first time in decades, and was rather impressed with the result.  The new breeds seem to be much more reliable than when I last grew sweetcorn, 30 years ago, so I had another go this year.  This is the result.

I asked Jenny to stand next to the plants when I took this photo a week ago, just to prove that they really are nearly eight feet tall!  It must be the wet early summer, as I've not done anything different from last year when they were at least two feet shorter.

Most of the plants have two ears, so I'm actually expecting to have far more of the smallish cobs than Jenny and I will ever eat!  The hardships we put up with!

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