Tips for growing a-maize-ing maize in your garden

Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas heat can sometimes make gardening a little trickier than you might think.

That’s something the Weekend Gardener John Dromgoole knows all too well as he continues his quest to finally find a strain of corn that grows well in Austin.

John said he initially planted the maize in rows, but quickly learned that was a mistake.

Instead, he suggests planting it in circles, just a few inches apart, so that they get pollinated no matter which direction the wind blows.

Maize is also drought-tolerant, which helps in dry climates like Central Texas.

Watch the Weekend Gardener every Saturday morning on KXAN News Today.

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