Jiffylube? No

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.

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