Hello! I am going to attempt to grow some corn this year because the white-kernel corn that I like is usually not available in my area. Not a field full. Not a hundred-foot row. Just a patch in the back yard (as much as I can manage to plow-up with my new little tiller).
Never having grown corn before, I would appreciate any pointers from those who have. We're talking about NO experience here, and I have basic questions (and I blush, because they are VERY basic), such as:
Do corn stalks have to be staked or supported?
Do corn stalks usually bear about two ears each? And, once the corn matures, is that it? (No regrowth?)
Is there a way to put something on the growing ears to prevent bugs from burrowing in?
I live in coastal Louisiana, so this might be another garden "experiment," but I think I might try "Silver Queen" (a white variety). If anyone has suggestions for a good white (or yellow) variety, please let me know.