My sweetcorn experiment has had mixed results. I have had some sweetcorn, but I have also had the following:
Exposed cobs with no silks...?
Now I know that I grew them in an unconventional way (on the retainer wall) but I have harvested a few - I would just like to know why this happened to some of them?
I would also like to share an idea I got from another blog (sorry, can't remember the blog address - that's a bad habit I have - reading someone's blog, seeing something I like and writing down the details, and then forgetting to note who's idea it was - my sincere apologies. If it's your blog, please write to me so that I can correct this posting).
It's to do with creamed sweetcorn.
What you do is this:
Peel, and remove the silks from the head of corn.
Cut off the corn kernels - leaving a small amount of the kernels on the cob
Angling the knife almost perpendicular to the cob, drag the knife up "squashing" the remains of the kernels as you remove them, thereby releasing the sugars and creating corn with a sweet creamy texture.
Either freeze or use immediately - heat gently in your solar cooker for 30 minutes or in a pan on the stovetop. Do not allow to dry out, otherwise you will loose the naturally sweet, creamy texture.
Serve with a knob of butter. Absolutely delicious!
Finally, can anyone tell me why my 3 pumpkin plants aren't producing female flowers? Plenty of male one's, but no females... Very frustrating!