Ripening ears of corn are magnets for squirrels, raccoons and other four-legged pests: Wrap the fattening ear in aluminum foil to discourage rodent snacking. Ears are ready when the silks begin to brown and the kernels are full and milky when pierced with a thumbnail.
Published: August 19, 2013 3:00 a.m.
Wrap ears to protect corn
– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post