I’ve grown corn in our gardens many times in the past. There are some things I like about it and some things I don’t. I don’t like the fact that it takes up so much room for so long. And it’s so cheap in the summer I always ask myself why I even attempt it. Last winter Burpee’s came out with this “container” corn that I wanted to try. Instead of taking up valuable squares in the garden, I could now plant this in a large container. Well, I did, and it was great. Easy and very sweet corn. I had some extra seeds so I stuck them in the garden to see if they would grow and they did. This is “On-Deck” corn-a sweet SH2 variety that you might consider for next year. Burpee’s claims you’ll get 2 or 3 ears per stalk. I’ve gotten one per stalk so far, and the one’s I’ve pulled have been excellent. The things I like about growing corn yourself is that just picked fresh, sweet taste. The other thing I like about it is that I can use the stalks for fall decorations in the garden and then they become “brown” compost material that I shred. The taste of this corn was excellent. The stalks didn’t get overly tall, and I was able to easily grow 4 stalks per square.
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