Easy Gardening: Sweet Corn

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Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
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Overview

Sweet corn is a member of the grass family. In smaller gardens, it should be planted in square blocks instead of long rows to improve cross-pollination between corn stalks.

This publication describes the best methods for growing sweet corn in Texas. Like most vegetables, corn will grow best in areas with plenty of sunlight. Corn is one of the plants grown in the traditional Native American vegetable technique call the Three Sisters. The other two plants in the Three Sisters are beans and squash, and each had its role in this companion planting tradition. Corn served as a support for the vining beans. Squash served as a ground cover, preventing weeds from growing. Beans provided natural fertilizer for all. (4 pages)

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