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This is Why We Garden

August 23, 2018

The height of summer brings the height of flavor from the garden: fresh sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, juicy cantaloupes. While some literature says that sweet corn requires too much space to be practical for most gardeners, for many of us it is a primary reason to garden. We build our August and September suppers around those delectable ears. Read about growing this crop in the home garden in Eric Sideman’s article “A Butter Lover’s Guide to Growing Corn.”If you truly don’t have space for this crop, you can find local, organic sweet corn now at farmers’ markets. The kernels are easy to freeze for use in winter chilies, corn chowders and other dishes, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find store-bought frozen corn that tastes as good.

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