When do you know to pick corn off the stalk?
First off, I'll assume it's Sweet Corn you're talking about.. Field (Dent) corn is left to dry on the stalks and is used to feed animals.. So 1) Watch your Days to Maturity on the package, that's why you "succession plant" so not all ears mature at the same time 2) Your silks (tassels) will have turned brown 3) a finger nail pushed into a kernel will ooze a "milky" stuff... BTW: Have your "water boiling on the stove" i.e. cook it and eat it as soon as possible for the sweetest corn.. I think the sugars start turning into starches after harvest. Did I miss anything? Anyone else want to weigh in? I hope this is helpful. Dave