The other week I said my sweetcorn plants were tall, in fact over six feet tall, but with few cobs
But just a while later and the rain seems to have fattened up more cobs. These were seeds I had to send for specially as I wanted them for mini-cobs for stir frying as none of the seed catalogues or shops that I looked in had any for sale. I've never grown this sort before so it was a bit of guesswork as to when to start harvesting. It's easier with the full size corn as you just wait for the tassels to dry and start turning brown. Anyway I squeezed a few cobs and decided to pick a few.
They were soon blanched and popped in the freezer.
I put more into the freezer yesterday making the weight up to 2¾ pound
There are still a few more to pick and freeze or eat as they grow, so better results than I thought.
I looked on My Supermarket and found Tesco baby corn at £1.20 for 130g, Morrisons £1 for 125g, but Asda don't have them at all. Even with buying the seeds and cheap peat pots from QD to start them off as they don't like being moved from normal pots to the ground, I'll still have saved some money and got extra things for winter stir-fries.
I tried some fresh last night but they were a bit tough, oh dear hope the ones I've blanched and frozen will be better or I've wasted a heck of a lot of time. Maybe they need picking much earlier and smaller than I thought.
Many thanks for comments about the Art Exhibition yesterday.