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SWEET Corn

By Laurena Mayne Davis

What’s in a name?

Names of supersweet sweet corn   http:// news.illinois.edu/ii/03/0807/sweetcorn.html  are almost as sweet as the juicy kernels themselves. You may be familiar with Olathe Sweet sweet corn. But a supersweet corn by any other name tastes as sweet.

On a longtime corn-growing friend’s recommendation, I’ve planted for the last three years these cavity-inducing varieties. Seed corn was purchased at Greenfields:

Bodacious
Precocious
Peaches and Cream

Because this isn’t Better Homes & Gardens, this is what our corn patch looks like now:

It’s up the kids to go through and hand-weed the grass we don’t want, (timothy, foxtail, orchard, etc.) out of the grass we do want: supersweet sweet corn. Because corn is a grass, it likes sunshine, water and nitrogen. And it doesn’t like to compete for any of those.

Once the first weeding is done, we’ll keep our corn well watered and fertilized. In no time at all we’ll be sharing, grilling, freezing and canning sugary-sweet ears of Bodacious, Precocious and Peaches and Cream corn.

 


 

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