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Row by Row Episode 137: The Best Way to Plant Corn in the Vegetable Garden

Things to Consider When Growing Corn Before deciding whether to plant corn in the garden, there are a few important isolation requirements you need to follow in order to avoid cross-pollination of sweet corn. If you do not want cross-pollination of sweet corn you should either plant a synergistic variety or stagger your plantings 2 …

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How to Control Powdery and Downy Mildew in the Vegetable Garden

The Cucurbit Family Some of our favorite vegetable garden crops are in the cucurbit family which includes squash, cucumbers, winter squash, and summer squash. However, these cucurbit crops are the most susceptible to powdery mildew and downy mildew which are very harsh diseases in the vegetable garden. When temperatures start to rise up and we …

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Row by Row Episode 136: What’s The Different Sweet Corn Genes?

Sweet Corn Genes: There are five different sweet corn genes that have very different characteristics from one another. When it comes to growing a standard sugary variety those are the oldest cultivars which in return makes them have the lowest sugar content (10% – 15%) at harvest. For sweet corn the lower the sugar content …

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Row by Row Episode 135: Guide to Growing Seedless Watermelon Varieties

Seeded Watermelon vs. Seedless Watermelon How do you get a seed from a seedless watermelon? There is a little bit of science behind getting these seedless watermelons. As humans, we have one set of chromosomes from our father and mother which makes us diploid. In vegetables/crops, the seed itself is diploid. When you have 3 …

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Row by Row Episode 134: Growing Different Potato Varieties — Tips & Tricks

Guide to Categorizing Potato Varieties When deciding on which potato varieties to grow there are a couple of different factors that can play into your decision. There are three different categories that are based on maturity dates — early-maturing, mid-maturing, and late-maturing. However, like most other crops the maturity date is just a suggestion because …

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