Re: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

Margaret Lauterbach (
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 06:58:35 -0600

At 09:46 PM 8/17/98 -0400, you 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. 
>>Alice in London, Ohio (zone 5b) 
>Congrats on getting ears on your corn.  I've learned that the best time to
>pick the corn is the day before the racoons get it <VBG>
>**Womyn Who Moves Mountains-Little Finger Of Michigan**
>** **USDA zone 4b-Sunset zone 41**
>** **
Peeking in the husks to see the maturity of the corn is a good idea.  I
usually only check one ear over and over.  If you wait until it "feels"
mature, it's probably overly mature.  I usually grow corn with tight husks,
so don't have earworm problems.  Even loosening the husks doesn't seem to
admit earworms.  But earwigs are in there, tight husks or not.  Margaret