Heirloom corn

After getting hooked on the exciting, diverse world of heirloom corn, I've narrowed down my growing to two, so that by using two isolated growing sites, I can let them be open-pollinated instead of the pollen-isolation methods used by other corn breeders. By letting them be their open-pollinated selves, I hope to maintain the total vitality of each type, that includes their ability to pollinate each other successfully without human intervention. I will be following the practices of the Haudenosaunee people who are native to this area, growing the crops in "hills," or discrete groupings of plants, so that even in low-wind conditions, fallen pollen from 3-5 plants will still result in outcrossing and reduce the inbreeding that comes when plants are grown in isolation, too far apart.
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