I've grown corn several years in a row, and it's always been a huge disappointment: unfortunately we've always been on holiday in late August/early September when the ears are at their prime, only to get back to kernels like cardboard.
This year, the arrival of our tiny person has meant our usual late summer jaunt hasn't taken place. It's a shame, but it has meant that - hallelujah! - the corn could be harvested at just the right moment. This year we took a shortcut and bought young plug plants to put on the allotment, but I was heavily pregnant at sowing time and just didn't have the time or energy to grow everything I'd planned. No idea even what variety these are, but they taste beautifully sweet and juicy.
The key with corn is getting it from plot to plate in the minimum time to ensure that the sugars have as little time as possible to turn to starch, resulting in a cob that's supersweet. The ultimate is taking a little camping stove down to the plot and cooking them there and then, or you could chuck them on a barbie.
How's your corn doing this year? Do share in the comments below.