It is now late Autumn here in New Zealand. We have had a few light frosts, 2
degrees at night. We are within 1 month of heavy frosts, below 0 degrees.
Issue, I have some (very) late corn in. I started it late as an experiment.
The cobs are fully or near fullt formed but still white inside. I do not
think they will ripen from here.
Question, what to do with the crop? I could pull it out now or wait for the
frost to do that and use it as a green manure.
Any suggestions welcome.
We've had good success keeping tomatoes going a little longer by covering
them with clear plastic on nights when it was supposed to frost. If
you've got a small patch of corn, this might work for you.
You can only do so much with caulk, cardboard, and duct tape.
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It sounds like your corn is too mature to use the whole cob as a
vegetable, unfortunately. Those little 2-to-4-inch cobs can be tasty.
Some people pickle them.
As it is, I'd guess you've got a crop of silage.
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