How to grow the sweetest sweetcorn. The importance of planting in a block as sweetcorn is wind pollinated. The companion planting of corn, beans and squash together as the 3 sisters guild. How to check when corn is ready to harvest and 2 useful articles to read from growveg.com about corn and how to grow it successfully. A great crop even for a small garden, a small block of 10 plants can give you that straight from the garden taste lacking in so much store bought corn.
Tips for Protecting Corn From Disease, Pests and Animals
Use these DIY tips to keep weeds and insects away from corn crop before harvesting.
In no other crop (corn) are the values of modern commercial agribusiness as thoroughly embedded. There is nothing we can do that is ultimately subversive - there is no act of gardening that is so profound a rebellion, there is no act of eating that is so potent a blow for food quality and food system sanity - as to take back the corn crop in our own backyards, and grow, breed, eat, and save seed of corn based upon an entirely different set of values.” ― Carol Deppe,
Spent nuclear fuel from power plants has accumulated at more than 70 sites in 35 states, and highly radioactive waste from defense programs remain at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Used fuel is transferred to casks, where they may wait for decades to cool to temperatures required for transport. Clearly, the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle is broken. #nuclearwaste
A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal This summer has seen record heat waves and wildfires in the U.S, the worst flooding in Beijing’s modern history, and droughts that devastated the U.S. corn crop and led India to set up “refugee camps” for livestock. These extreme events were not freak occurrences — this is how the earth works now.
Carl Barnes started using older varieties of America's native sweetcorn as a way to get in touch with his Cherokee ancestry. He rediscovered and isolated nearly forgotten heirloom strains of seeds and began farming and selectively breeding them to bear the most brilliant colours. The result is Glass Gem Sweetcorn, a variety whose kernels glisten like polished, technicolour gemstones. In the spirit of keeping this part of his heritage alive, Barnes shared the exciting new strain of seeds…