This is a cob on my sweetcorn the day before I got my two feral cats to keep down the rats and mice:
Sweetcorn is an irresistible favourite of all things verminous, and I’ve never yet managed to get any to maturity, even though I still plant it (more in hope than expectation). It always, always ends up like this – scoffed by either rats or mice, or both, before it even gets ripe.
Now this is how the rest of my sweetcorn looks, a couple of weeks after the cats were let out of the shed:
Oh, my… I am too excited for words. I think I may be about to harvest my first-ever home-grown sweetcorn cob after four years of growing the stuff.
I think it can be said that the cat as mousetrap experiment has worked. Outstandingly well.
(the cats are having a great time too… :D)
That’s very nice looking sweetcorn.As you know, the badgers have eaten and trampled mine. Sigh.No sign of a Panther yet – not even a pink one.
The Constant Gardener said:
aw VP… I feel for you.If I see a panther of whatever hue I’ll send it on over. Or some chocolate biscuits if they arrive first.
Chocolate biscuits, yum!