I've been showing off my corn patch but it was time to put my money where my mouth was and pick some. Well that and trying to get to them before the rats do.
I picked this basket full and then a few days later, a whole large bucket's worth. So despite my fears, there are still plenty for us and I've hardly made a dent in the crop. Corn is one of my favourites but last year I didn't have as much luck with the end result. I excitedly opened our first ears only to find there were just a few kernels on each. So this year I planted a bigger crop and much more of a square than the rectangle I did last year. Then I piled the rows up much higher, laid down the irrigation pipes and then mulched the hell out of the whole patch. Clearly that's the way to go, as when I opened this year's first ears, they were perfect. And poor Shaun, I've been insisting that we eat them everyday (he did draw the line at breakfast though). What's wrong with corn fritters??