Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:35
You can catch earwigs in straw-filled up-turned plastic cups on the top of canes.
The first sign that the cobs are ripening is when the tassels turn brown and greatly diminish in size, until there is only a little tuft at the top of the cob.
The cobs are ready to harvest when you pull back the top of the outside leaves and the seeds inside are yellow and filled with white liquid. Not watery liquid and not starchy stuff. If you're not sure get someone who is to show you.
Only remove what you want to eat or freeze at one time as the sweetness turns to starch as soon as you pick a cob.