Thursday Garden Gobbles – Corn and Spring Onions

I didn’t plant enough corn this year.  A couple of family meals and its all gone.  We ate the last of it for lunch last weekend.  I boiled it then served it with a lightly curried spring onion and butter sauce made from some exceptionally overlarge Spring onions I found hidden under my eggplant bushes.

Corn   Oversized spring onions

It tasted really good even if it looks a little odd.

Corn with Spring Onion sauce.

I do like how the kernels developed all the way to the top of the ear though .  I wont mention that that didn’t happen on all of them or that this particular cob was only about 15cm in length as I’d prefer to maintain an air of gardening infallibility…for today anyway….

For treats from other infallible gardeners head over to VeggieGobbler’s who hosts Thursday Garden Gobbles.

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18 Responses to Thursday Garden Gobbles – Corn and Spring Onions

  1. Bek says:

    Yum! I didn’t plant enough corn either, and now I have a few plants that I’m hoping will crop in this cooling autumn weather. Fingers crossed! Wait, what! You are not gardener of only perfect vegetables! I feel deceived… 🙂

  2. Hahaha I thought you were the perfect gardener too! I planted nowhere near enough corn too… Actually nowhere near enough of anything. But I am learning.

  3. Jo says:

    Corn is one of the things I haven’t been very successful with since I’ve had my allotment. It’s strange really as I used to grow perfect specimens in containers in my garden. I’m giving it another go this year and hoping that I can do better. It’s such a shame as corn is one of the things which tastes so much better home grown than that which you buy from a supermarket.

  4. Diana says:

    Its hard to get enough of home-grown corns. Looks good.

  5. Nina says:

    Corn was one of my gluts, I’m glad to say. I worried that I had put them in too late and they weren’t going to form but then they suddenly went crazy. I planted a whole raised ‘Birdies’ bed with corn and they followed the broad beans which had been mulched and put back in the bed. That was an (accidental) good move as the corn plants are very healthy and green (and the product delicious!).

    A few basil plants which I’d tucked into a corner are a brilliant green too, much more so than others in the garden. Those broad beans are good for a lot of things, not just eating!

    • Liz says:

      I intend to plant heaps of broad beans this year and do exactly as you did – for both the sake of my stomach and the beds.

      • Nina says:

        I meant to say, older spring onions are just fine in this:

        Potato and Spring Onion Bhaji
        1/2 kg potatoes
        2 bunches spring onions
        2 small whole red chillis
        4 tsp coriander seeds
        1 tsp red chilli powder
        1/2 tsp tumeric powder
        salt to taste
        5 tbsp cooking oil

        Peel potatoes and cut in four. Heat oil in pot and fry spring onions. Add spices and fry for further 3 minutes. Add a little water to prevent burning. Add potatoes and cover pot and cook on low until potatoes are tender. Remove lid and reduce liquid if necessary.

        It will probably be a bit hot for your little ‘uns but I reckon you’d like it! I’ve got some overgrown spring onions that I’ll be using for this in the next day or two.

        • Liz says:

          I reckon i’d like that a lot!!!! My dad usually has some ridiculously large Spring Onions – I’ll get some from him if I can otherwise I’ll use the normal size ones – I have a lot at the moment. Can I base a post on it?

          • Nina says:

            Knock yourself out! 🙂 It should read 1/4 tsp of tumeric but I always use more, anyway.

          • Liz says:

            I’ve heard its excellent if you suffer from arthritis – it runs in my family so I load up on it when I remember.

  6. I love corn. I plan on planting a TON this year!

  7. We have had a couple of years of less than perfect corn but we did get enough last year to freeze,. Hope this year will do better.

  8. mac says:

    Yum~~ looks delicious!

  9. we’re still eating corn but it was nowhere near as healthy as last years crop. I couldn’t give them as much water as they might have enjoyed over summer. Last year we had 3 cobs per plant but only two this year, and the second is a little on the small side. I think taking of those side shoots and mounding some soil around the roots helps.

    • Liz says:

      You’re still doing better than me as most of mine only produced one cob. 2 or better yet 3 per plant would be great.

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