I read a few posts about growing popcorn, but I still have questions.
It seems people want you to keep the ears on the stalks until the outsides have dried out, and then to store it in your basement (1 month-1year, depending on who I read) to further dry it out.
My question is this - birds are eating my corn. What is the earliest that I can harvest the corn and still have it popable? (I'm fine with letting it dry out in the basement for a year if need be)