Putting the ‘Sweet’ in Sweet Corn

They used to say if you wanted sweet corn, you’d better put the water on before heading to the market. In years past, sweet corn had a much shorter ‘shelf life’ than it does now. When picked, the sugars would quickly turn to starch, and sweetness would be lost. Over the years, sweet corn has been selectively bred to yield sweeter ears, that also hold … Continue reading Putting the ‘Sweet’ in Sweet Corn

On the Farm: Growing Early Sweet Corn

Somehow I let almost two weeks to by since my last post.  Definitely a sign that it’s planting time.  And while I may not be doing the planting every day, my workload increases with increased laundry needs and picking up some of the things my husband would help with when he was working shorter days (like cooking….which takes me forever). I’ll try to do better with … Continue reading On the Farm: Growing Early Sweet Corn