"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine." - Anne Bronte
More than any other vegetable, corn tastes best when you pick it fresh, then rush it straight to boiling water. This is because the sugars in corn rapidly turn to starch. Corn needs hot weather, lots of time to ripen and plenty of elbowroom to grow.
To harvest an ear of corn , grasp it firmly, bend it down and pull toward the ground with a twisting motion. Husk and cook or freeze your fresh immediately for best quality. Husks can be shredded and then composted or dug back into garden soil.