How to Grow Sweet CornWritten by Linda Paquette
Purchased corn, whether on cob or in a can can’t compare for taste! Sweet corn is easy to grow in flower and fruit gardening guides home garden with just a little know how and a few corn facts. Corn needs warm soil temperatures (50° - 65° Fahrenheit) to germinate. Warm temperatures cause sugars in corn to turn into starches and results in loss of sweetness and creamy texture. Sugars also begin converting to starches immediately after harvest. Sweet corn is divided into three types according to its sweetness: (SU) normal sugary or standard sweet corn, (SE) sugary enhanced, and (Sh2) super sweet. Standard Sweet Corn (SU) Normal sugary is traditional variety of sweet corn. Less sweet than other types, it will tolerate low temperatures at planting time.
Sugary Enhanced (SE) (SE) corn is preferred choice of many of today’s flower and fruit gardening guides home gardeners. Sugary enhanced is sweeter than standard corn and retains sweetness longer than either of other types. While not as sweet as super sweet, it has a creamier texture and tolerates lower soil temperatures.
Super Sweet Super sweet (Sh2) kernels differ from other two types of sweet corn by their shriveled, small appearance. Although sweetest of three, (Sh2) needs a soil temperature of at least 65° F to germinate. Another drawback of (Sh2) is that its texture is drier and its sugars more rapidly convert to starch after harvest.
Sow your seed in a very rich garden soil and give it access to ample moisture. Because corn is a high-nitrogen feeder, even best soils may need to addition of aged manure or nutrient rich compost to produce an optimum crop.
Lawn Mower Parts OverviewWritten by Andrew Caxton
If you are one of those who works usually with lawnmowers, then you probably already know big importance that lawn mower parts have. No matter what model of machine you drive, it will need some parts replacement after some years of use. Even best manufacturers' models, which worked smoothly at beginning or that model you bought being sturdiest mower at moment will have something broken and therefore will go wrong after few years.
Damage and wear are two of most typical reasons for replacing lawn mower parts. Since wear refers to parts that have been working hard and do not perform as they should, damage refers to parts that are totally broken and need to be replaced completely. Wear situations come up usually due to worn parts. Unsharpened blades is a clear example of worn parts. You just need to sharpen blades and you mower will cut lawn as a newer one. Damage situations are easy to detect because most of times engine doesn’t start at all. It can also happens that suddenly you'd had a lawn mower break when you have only mowed half of garden size. It becomes an annoying situation and very embarrassing as well.
One of most typical problem for lawn mower parts replacements is when you broke off clutch handle as well as blades sharpening. No panic when it happens, it's plenty of mower parts out there, you just need to find part that better fits your needs. You might be thinking on how easy is to find a mower part. However, it isn't as easy task as it seems at all. Finding most suitable part that better works with your mower might be sometimes a bit tricky. What professional gardeners use to do is to find specific parts in a lawn mower parts catalog. But, not everyone have access to this parts catalog, specially regular home and garden owners that just want to find a small piece for their specific model.