Sweetcorn at Steph’s no dig allotment, how grown, how to see if cobs are ready

An iPhone video for a change, apologies for wind noise. Filmed by Stephanie Hafferty on 15th August 2018 after a warm and dry summer. Easy to grow no dig, the only ground prep was a little-composted cow manure the previous November. The soil is heavy clay and holds moisture. Spacing is 30x30cm or 12x12in, variety is Mezdi from Bingenheimer Saatgut seeds: open pollinated biodynamic, not hybrid or super sweet. However, it keeps sweetness for 2-3 days and was Brix 16 one day after picking.

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