Re: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

John Harman (
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 12:43:55 +1000 (EST)

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Cynthia Mayeaux wrote:

> At 04:21 PM 8/17/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >My question is,
> >how do I tell when they're ready to pick?  I have a feeling it's really
> >bad to peak inside the silks, so I haven't done that. 
> >
> >Thanks!
> >Alice in London, Ohio (zone 5b) 
> >

	When the tassles wither and turn brown. It also doesn't hurt to
peel the husk a little, and split a seed with you finger nail. If it leaks
out a milky sap, then it's ready.