There's nothing like the taste of fresh-picked sweet corn in the summertime. Growing your own juicy, sweet and tender sweet corn is so rewarding. Growing popcorn is also fun—and sometimes popcorn can double as ornamental corn for fall decorations. When selecting corn seed for home gardens, determine how you want to use it. Some corn is tops for eating fresh while other is best for freezing and canning. Some corn varieties produce early in the corn season while others are late producers. Many gardeners plant a few varieties to ensure a long sweet corn harvest. Other considerations are whether you want white, yellow or bi-colored corn. No matter what variety of corn seed you choose, remember than corn grows best in full sun and well-drained soil—and should be sown after the soil is warm.