Planting sweet corn near a farm growing field corn?
Our property borders a farm field that usually planted with field corn most years. I would like to grow a patch of sweet corn, but was concerned that the cross-pollination would result in inedible cobs in my garden.
Right now, I'm thinking that I could:
a) plant a very early-maturing variety and hope that they tassel out before the field corn, or plant them later so that they tassel after the field corn for late-season cobs
b) start corn seedlings indoors to achieve the same results as option A but with a wider option of varieties to select from
c) try to find a variety that will not cross-pollinate with field corn
Does anyone have any other suggestions? thanks!