Today I decided to grasp the nettle and pick my four biggest sweetcorn to see if they were ripe enough to eat.
I'm happy to report they were.
and boy they were sweet!
These were the same sweetcorn that I sowed too early, but they hung on until it was warm enough to plant them out. They each developed two side shoots which were a waste of time when it came to producing cobs (but the advice was not to cut these off). One cob per plant was not an overwhelming yield, but today I feel they have fully justified the space devoted to them!