Gardeners are willing to devote their time and garden space to growing corn since it is delightful and tastes far better than corn from the grocery store. Harvest the corn when it is at its prime. The kernels get hard and starchy when left unattended for too long. If you’d want to learn more about corn harvesting, keep reading. It will help you decide when it’s time to harvest corn. Knowing when to harvest the corn is one of the most important components of a quality crop. Corn can be harvested 20 days after the silk first appears. During harvest, the silk turns brown while the husks remain green.
Each stalk should have at least one ear at the top. Another ear may descend further down the stem if the conditions are perfect. The lower ears typically mature a little later and are smaller than the upper ones. Before you begin plucking the corn, make sure it has reached the “milk stage.” Poke a kernel to find the milky liquid inside.
The best time to harvest corn is in the early morning. Holding the ear firmly, pull down, then twist and pull. It is typically easy to detach from the stalk. Only harvest what you can consume in a day during the first few days, but take care to gather the entire crop while it is still in the milky stage. Remove the corn stalks as soon as they are harvested. Before placing the stalks in the compost bin, cut them into 1-foot (30 cm) lengths to hasten the decomposition process.
Some claim that you should start the water to boil before going to the garden to gather corn since it quickly loses its flavor after being newly harvested. Even though the exact moment is not crucial, it tastes best shortly after harvest. The sugars in the corn begin to transform into starches as soon as it is picked, and after approximately a week, it will taste more like corn you would buy in a shop than like corn you would pick yourself. The refrigerator is the best place to store recently harvested corn, where it may be kept for up to a week. If you need to store it for a longer amount of time, freezing is preferred.
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