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How Much Corn Will One Corn Plant Produce?
Ear size is larger than that of sweet corn, but it is of poor quality. The quality of the ear will depend on various conditions, including temperature during pollination and water availability during growth.Later-maturing varieties of sweet corn will...
California
Santa Monica
Freezing Corn: Easy as Child\'s Play
Corn is one of our favorite vegetables, so I plan on serving it about once a week. Place the ear of corn with the larger end downward in the pan, at about a 45 degree angle (or whatever is comfortable).
California
El Segundo
My Corn Plants Don\'t Grow Tall
Planting corn too early or late in the year may reduce the corn's height and yield. Another possible soil problem is nitrogen deficiency. Corn demands a lot of nitrogen. The plant prefers soil temperatures of at least 65 to 75 F and night temperatures...
California
Santa Monica
Companion Planting With Corn – Learn About Planting Next To Corn
In the garden anyway, you might as well grow all three. This trio of crops is referred to as the Three Sisters and is an age old planting technique utilized by Native Americans. Do your homework prior to planting corn in the garden to see which ones work...
Ohio
Willoughby
The Three Sisters
Corn, beans and squash were all likely shared by the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians at the harvest meal destined to be celebrated as America's first “Thanksgiving” feast., issued by the U.S. Mint to celebrate the contributions made by...
California
El Segundo
Corn, A Crop of Many Uses
It's just regular sweet corn picked just a few days after pollination. The energy department also reported that in 2013 the 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol produce in this country reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 38 million metric tons; the equivalent...
California
El Segundo
How Much Sun for Corn?
The heat from sunlight warms the soil in spring adequately to allow seeds to germinate. Sweet corn kernels are plump, juicy and immature – the tastiest time to eat them. Conversely, grain field, popcorn and Indian corn must fully mature and then dry...
California
Santa Monica
Butter Daisy, a Low Maintenance Annual
Smiles lit their faces when they realized the flowers were still there – still growing strong, and still beautiful.Winter came, and with it the death of the melampodiums. You can hardly go wrong, especially if what you want is a bed of bright yellow,...
California
El Segundo
How to Freeze and Preserve Sweet Corn
You might want to freeze your corn in another container, remove the frozen block and then vacuum seal it to cut down on the mess though. The easiest is the 'zipper type' plastic bags.
California
El Segundo
Popcorn Plant Facts
Popcorn cassia is can grow 25 feet tall but typically tops out at 6 to 10 feet.A perennial plant, popcorn cassia grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11.
California
Santa Monica
Machines Used to Harvest Corn
Dry harvesting of corn generally occurs from October 7 through November 3, according to the EPA's website.Forage harvesters are tractor-driven implements that chop and gather crops like corn without doing any of the separating like the other machines.
California
Santa Monica
Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
Only a small mass of roots is required to keep the plants alive, but it's important to keep garden soil packed around the primary roots as the plants are dug and moved to buckets. Like the other biennial vegetables listed below, carrots bloom at a time...
England
Liverpool
Win the War on Weeds!
Have you ever had to battle with a weedy, jungle-like garden? We'd love to hear your stories – please do drop us a comment below. To outwit weeds you'll need to wage a concerted campaign on several fronts, but it can be done, and without resorting to...
England
Liverpool
Free Mulch! How to Make It and Where to Get More
These mulches may be free but their value to gardeners is inestimable! They help reduce the arduous tasks of weeding and watering in summer, protect your beds over winter, and improve the soil all year round.
England
Liverpool
How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
Raised Beds for a Sloping Vegetable Garden Building a terraced vegetable garden is basically making raised beds on a slope, and it's important to start at the bottom and work your way up.
England
Liverpool
5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
Most of the seeds succumb to winter, but there is always an assortment of volunteer seedlings that appear around my deadhead pile when the weather warms in spring. It's time to renovate neglected beds and get late crops planted, lavish summer compost...
England
Liverpool
How to Ripen Fruit Faster
What tricks do you use? Please share them in the comments section below. Tomatoes, for example, need a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F) to fully develop. As summer loosens its hold and autumn looms ever closer, many nervous gardeners may be wondering:...
England
Liverpool
Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
Summer Pruning Plum Trees Thinning fruits can be regarded as the first stage of pruning, as it reduces strain on the branches. This is healthier for the tree, unless there is a recurring issue with silver leaf or other diseases.
England
Liverpool
How to Dry Chili Peppers
If you are going to pick lots of fruits, or you're a little absent-minded like me, then wear a pair of gloves for the job. The warm flow of air will see the fruits dried out within 24 hours or so.
England
Liverpool
Help Your Garden Survive a Summer Drought
Suspend it over plants to help them keep their cool. Now sink your pots into the water and simply walk away, leaving them to soak up the liquid for an hour or more. Some can even be fitted to water barrels, so you can make the most of any rainwater you've...
England
Liverpool
Grow Potatoes for a Christmas Crop
The easiest way to grow second-crop spuds is in containers . Cover over with another 10cm (4in) of compost then add more compost as the stems grow, topping up 5-10cm (2-4in) at a time until the top of the container is reached.
England
Liverpool
Growing Fruit: Why Thinning Creates a Better Harvest
I'm using a sharp pair of pruners for the job, but if the fruits are really close to each other you may find it easier to use scissors to get in between them. For larger cooking apples you're looking for around 6-9 inches (15-23cm) between fruits.
England
Liverpool
5 Organic Controls for Greenhouse Whitefly
Whiteflies are great at making more of themselves. Encarsia formosa may sound like the Latin name of a beautiful vine, but it's actually a special type of parasitic wasp that lays its eggs inside whitefly larvae.
England
Liverpool
6 Ways to Extend Your Harvests
You can let us know by dropping us a comment below. So encouraging these productive staples to carry on cropping for longer is the aim of the game. Keep on Picking to Keep Plants Producing The first rule with any fruit or pod-producing vegetable is to...
England
Liverpool
Fight Pests Without Using Bug Spray
Share it with us by leaving a comment below. If codling moths on your apples are a problem, you can use sandwich bags to make the fruits inaccessible. Naturally you don't want pests to destroy the crops that you've worked so hard to grow, but reaching...
England
Liverpool
Growing Cabbages from Sowing to Harvest
Keep the soil moist. Unless your soil is naturally alkaline, sprinkle garden lime onto the soil either after you've dug it over, or rake it in at planting time. Spring cabbages , which may also be harvested young as ‘spring greens', are ready from mid...
England
Liverpool
Make the Most of Your Summer Garden
Choose a clump-forming variety, so it doesn't spread through your garden like wildfire. Sit the smaller pot inside the larger pot, levelling up the rims by pouring sand into the base of the big pot till they are even.
England
Liverpool
How Toxic are Euphorbias, Really?
But how do these plants really match up with the thousands of other toxic plants out there? Just ‘different'.Yet no dog would willingly eat enough Euphorbia to get very ill from it or not vomit it up.I could find no mention of canine or feline deaths...
California
El Segundo
Try Asian Radishes this Fall
Asian radishes including daikons, Chinese radishes, and watermelon radishes are great fun to grow as summer turns to fall, but you'll need to get busy. There is some truth here, in that a review of studies from around the world concluded that compounds...
England
Liverpool