08 Aug '11, 9am

How can I reuse or recycle sweetcorn plants?: Tina has asked a very timely question: what can I use s... #recycling

How can I reuse or recycle sweetcorn plants?: Tina has asked a very timely question: what can I use s... #recycling

Tina has asked a very timely question: what can I use sweetcorn plants for? I like to eat or use as much of my plants as possible, before composting the rest. There must be a million uses for corn plants, but can I find any? help! We’ve already covered the empty cobs , after the lovely juicy kernels have been nibbled away. (Some suggestions: dip them in peanut butters or some solid-at-room-temperature oil and cover with seeds to make quick bird feeders. Dry them for use as kindling when starting fires. Give them to guinea pigs or chickens to nibble/play with.) But what about the rest of the plants? Can the strong, tall stems be used for anything? The paper-y wrapping that protects the head? Any reuse options other than just composting it? Would love to hear your ideas for this! :)

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