Re: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

Bill Loke (
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 18:04:55 -0400

But healthy bugs, mind you! :-)_ (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day] 
The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!
-----Original Message-----
From: Seyfried,Alice <>
To: '' <>
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 4:10 PM
Subject: RE: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

>I'm going to have bugs in my corn????  Eeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!  Oh well. If
>it's the only way I'm going to get really fresh corn, I guess it's worth
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Margaret Lauterbach []
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 8:59 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question
>> 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