How to Grow Corn

Corn is a tender plant that's easily damaged by cold weather. Sow it or put out transplants only after the soil has warmed.

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Top Tip: Intercropping

Try growing other crops among your corn, because its foliage lets lots of light through to the ground. Use quick maturing crops such as lettuces, or corn’s traditional intercropping partners, winter squash and pumpkin.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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