I am a complete novice!!! I have grown mini sweetcorn but I honestly dont know when its ready to pick... any ideas gratefully recieved :0) Also I have tomatoes everywhere but they are taking forever to ripen, they are in a greenhouse...again pls help, many thanks
If by mini-sweetcorn you mean babycorn, I'm guessing now!
They grow very quick at this time and soon get woody (ours are) so hurry up!
Hope this video clips helps...
Hello Em and welcome to UKVG.
When the silks at the end of the cob go dark brown carefully peel back the sheath to expose a few grains. Pinch a couple and the liquid should be creamy. If watery they're not ripe, and if creamy you've left it a bit late.
Enjoy, they're delicious!
Everybody's tomatoes have been slow to ripen this year due to a lack of sunshine, and warmth. Fingers crossed that they'll ripen soon now that the weather is nice.
Thank you both.... I still just have leaves no "silks" so im guessing either its not going to happen or they are slow too.. like the toms! Now runner beans is a different story, having to pick every day, already some frozen for Xmas
Have the sweetcorn grown tassels at the top of the stem yet? If they have then the silks may have been and gone, so have a peek inside a cob. If not then I'm sorry to say that it's probably not going to happen.
As for the runners see my comment on your photo!
Ohhhh noooo they havent, loads of green leaves but no tassels or silks or anything
Never mind I'd just leave them then as they're good looking plants. Try again next year and let's hope we get a nice long, sunny summer.
Ok will keep u posted!!! Ohhh yesss we need a summer...full stop