Container gardening has grown in popularity over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why! Not only can you create lovely, living floral arrangements in containers, you can grow fruits and veggies as well. This is perfect for those of us who want to enjoy fresh, homegrown foods, but don’t have a lot of land to dedicate towards planting and harvesting. Container gardening even works for apartment dwellers as long as you have a deck or patio to store your containers. Go ahead and see what wonderful things can be grown in a container. What will you grow first?
When considering what kind of corn to grow in your container, you’ll want to think not only of ornamental and taste preferences but height and size as well. Since corn can cross-pollinate very easily via the wind, it’s best to stick to one variety of corn for your container. You’ll also want to choose shorter varieties that peak at 4 to 5 feet tall. Some good choices include Strawberry Popcorn, Sweet Spring Treat, Trinity, and Sweet Painted Mountian. Corn requires soil that retains moisture well, while not getting soggy and water-logged. A peat based potting soil is a safe bet. You can also add mulch to help the soil retain moisture. Corn likes warm soil and full sun, so choose a place that gets 6-8 hours of sun a day. You can place your corn on a wall, which will help retain heat and reflect sunlight. Get the full tutorial here!