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.

The Best 7 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.

The Best 11 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.