|'Howling Mob' is an heirloom variety, introduced in 1906. The plants grow vigorously to 5 feet high, and bear two ears per stalk. The ears are 7 to 9 inches long with 12 to 14 rows of kernels per ear. 'Howling Mob' has a very thick husk which protects it against green corn worms. Originally domesticated by Mesoamericans, it is a staple food with many other traditional uses. Home gardeners love to grow corn, and there are many varieties suited to different climates. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in rows or clumps, two weeks after the last frost date. Corn needs rich soil, full sun and adequate moisture to produce good ears. It is wind pollinated, so if you want to save seed, you will need to either stagger the planting time of different varieties, or plant them 1/4 mile apart. Water deeply.