When and How to Harvest Corn

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If you’re growing corn, you may be wondering when and how to harvest for maximum sweetness and flavor. In this guide, you’ll learn all the top tips on when and how to harvest the five types of delicious, homegrown corn. We’ll reveal the main harvesting methods so that you can choose the one that suits you best.

How to Grow Golden Zucchini

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Grow a super food summer squash in a fresh yellow color! Golden zucchini are a bit sweeter than green varieties and nearly as productive. The shape makes them superior for zoodles, and their color’s a benefit in the kitchen and garden alike. Have some fun, follow these tips, and you’ll soon be harvesting summer gold.

What Are the Health Benefits of Homegrown Collard Greens?

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You may know collard greens as a Southern side dish staple, but did you know they also offer a multitude of potential health benefits? With plenty of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, collards make a great addition to your diet. And they can be quite simple to grow – a no-brainer to add to your garden! Read more now.

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Corn

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Corn is a popular crop around the world, and it’s easy to grow in the garden. If you’re growing corn you’ll need to know the best companion plants to repel pests, provide groundcover, and fix nitrogen in the soil. Learn about the Three Sisters planting method and what to plant with your corn crop. Read more now.

Plant-Based Protein: The Best Protein-Packed Plants to Grow in the Garden

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Plants don’t always come to mind first when we think about protein, but they can actually pack a punch. Plant-based protein sources are beneficial to our health and they are usually simple to grow in the garden. Learn about how protein is utilized in the body and what plants to look for to meet your needs. Read more.