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    Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

    Here’s a fresh harvest corn salad that matches just-picked corn with a handful of cherry tomatoes, a small red onion, a medium bell pepper, and cilantro—and sweet vinaigrette. If you haven’t just picked the corn out of the garden then choose bright green, full husks and look for silks that are moist and flowing. Pull […] More

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    Corn Earworm Controls

    Corn earworms are caterpillars that chew into the kernels just inside the husks of ripening ears of corn. Corn earworms also chew tomato fruits from the blossom end, eat into bean pods, and nibble lettuce. Earworms also attacks okra and squash. The corn earworm is a white, green, brown, or red caterpillar with spines. It […] More

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    How to Make Sweet Corn Soup

    Just picked garden corn makes a rich, sweet soup. Make this corn soup with sweet corn, water, and some onion. Serve hot or cold. Choose ears of corn with fresh, green husks. The top of the cob should be rounded rather than pointed. If the silk is brown and slightly dry, the corn is ripe. When […] More

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    Corn Chowder and Summer Flavors

    Corn chowder is a hearty soup. It’s a perfect match for the late summer corn harvest—a whiff of autumn in the air and sometimes a hint of chill. Chowder is an American term with French origins—chaudière is a sort of iron cooking pot. As for corn, the shorter the time from garden to table, the […] More

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    Sweet Corn Growing Tips

    Corn Growing starts with deciding which type of corn to plant: standard, sugar-enhanced, or super-sweet. Standard sweet corn varieties (sometimes called “normal sugar”) have old-time “corny” flavor. ‘Golden Bantam’ is a classic yellow-kernel standard sweet corn, also ‘Country Gentleman’ (white kernels), ‘Silver Queen’ (white) and ‘Double Standard’ and ‘Honey and Cream’ (both bi-color kernels). Sugar-enhanced […] More

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    Corn Varieties: Best Bets and Easy-to-Grow

    There is no substitute for the flavor of corn just picked from the garden. Flavor and adaptability to your garden’s climate are the major considerations when choosing a corn variety. There are three types of fresh-eating sweet corn grouped by flavor: standard corn, sugary enhanced corn, and supersweet corn (adaptability to your garden’s climate–the soil […] More

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    How to Grow Corn

    How to Grow Corn

    Corn is a warm-season annual that is best planted after the soil temperature reaches 60°F (16°C), usually two or three weeks after the last frost in spring. Corn planted in cold, wet soil is unlikely to germinate. • Corn grows best in air temperatures from 60° to 95°F (16-35°C). • Corn can take from 60 […] More