I have 8 or ten corn plants - a red popping corn that ought to engage my son in the garden and provide a bit more fun factor.
I'm taking this morning in the garden to oil my baby corn cobs. Oil, placed at the tip of a growing ear of corn, apparently prevents worm predation. What sort of oil? Corn oil.
Credit: both joke and information from my recent attendance at a lecture hosted by the CNPS.
Actually, I'm told any sort of oil will do.