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Harvesting Corn

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by Winston on August 23, 2006 07:16 AM
I am growing corn for the first time this year.... how does one know when it is ready to be picked?
Thank you anyone for your advise and experience.

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by obywan59 on August 23, 2006 08:10 AM
Winston, harvest corn when the silks have turned brown and dry and the ear feels full.

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by pagarden on August 23, 2006 02:54 PM
exactly like terry said- just don't wait too long after you see the brown silks- it can get old and shriveled even on the stalk.
by Longy on August 23, 2006 11:44 PM
To check closely, open a cob and puncture a kernel. If the fluid is milky it's ready to pick. If it's watery, it aint quite there yet.

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by Winston on September 12, 2006 01:18 AM
thank you so much everyone!

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