Monday, 14 September 2009

Cobs wallop



The Sweetcorn was a disaster this year. This was due to the variety more than anything else. I was so exited about it. Fresh corn is the best thing about August & September. Not this year. I tried to put it to the back of my mind.

Last year we had great hulking sweetcorn plants, seven feet high (really) bristling with four or more cobs per plant.

These piddly things boasted a creditable two, creditable only because of the size of the plant. However the quality was very poor.

I had two cobs from a crop of 18 plants. They tasted very earthy and not at all sweet. Most of the cobs were thrown away. Those we did harvest were tasteless or not fully formed or had rotted on the stem before reaching maturity.



C'est la vie. I'm over it.

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