My friend rycamor writes:
Check this out: I figured I would try to do something useful with the rest of that leaf mulch (a one-year-old pile of leaves), so I just raked it out to a 10×20′ space and scattered the Red Flint corn in there.
I’ve literally watered it only once. The corn just took off. Apparently it loves that loose leaf mulch soil. Pulled a couple up and the roots
are already over 6″ long.
Large-seeded species are pretty forgiving.