How to Hand Pollinate Corn

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If you’re not growing a sizable block of cornstalks, making it easy for pollen to land where it’s needed, you may want to hand pollinate. In this guide, you’ll learn the ins and outs of maize pollination, the three easy steps to hand pollinating corn, and common problems you may encounter. Read more now.

How to Grow Dent Corn in Your Backyard

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If you love baking or cooking things that require cornmeal – think tortillas, grits, cornbread, and more – it’s time to embark on the adventure of growing dent corn at home. We’ll cover everything you need to do to grow it, from seed to harvest, plus share our favorite recipes that feature cornmeal. Read more now.

Why Are My Corn Seedlings Dying? 5 Common Reasons

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If your corn seedlings are dying, you might feel like you’ll never get to enjoy homegrown corn on the cob. But if you know the five main reasons why young corn plants fail to thrive, you can solve the problem and go on to achieve sweet success. Find out why your corn seedlings are suffering in this guide. Read more now.

What Is Corn Seedling Blight?

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If your corn is dying of seedling blight, also called damping off, it’s easy to feel frustrated. But take heart – with a bit of background knowledge and prevention, you can keep a second crop from getting infected. Read more now to find out the answers to your most pressing corn seedling blight questions.

Master Growing Delicious Sweet Corn in Your Backyard

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If you love the sugary crunch of sweet corn and want to grow it at home, don’t miss this growing guide, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing sweet maize. Delicious, nutritious, and divine off the cob, this grain-turned-veggie is fantastic to grow with kids, too. Ready to grow? Read more now!

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.

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.

7 of the Best Varieties of Popcorn to Grow Your Own

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The must-have movie companion, popcorn is one of the most popular snacks around. Whether you prefer it salty, sweet, or smothered in butter, if you’re a fan of popcorn and are thinking of having a “pop” at growing your own, then check out our handy roundup of the best varieties to grow, now on Gardener’s Path.

11 of the Best Varieties of Sweet Corn to Grow at Home

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Want to find the best variety of sweet corn to grow in your garden? Funny you should ask, because we’ve put together a handy guide to our favorite types of sweet corn for home growing! From deep shades of ruby red to brilliant white corn, find out which cultivars deserve your consideration now on Gardener’s Path.