lol...i think i was worried they would kill each other or something.@Betty..what does it matter if your 2 kinds of sweet corn cross pollinates? It will still be sweet. The only thing we ever concerned ourselves with was to not put field corn, sweet corn, or pop corn that close together.
As for planting year old corn, one thing you can do is soak it overnight in water first. You can also do that to "hurry along" your beans. Then if it don't sprout out in a couple weeks, you can go back and add some more kernels to the bare spots. I hope this answers your questions.
but i think my problem is im just over thinking it..... i got into a blog about barrier crops and it all went downhill from there.... but yeh i guess they are both just swt corn so it shouldn't really matter
i have just been trying to figure out what i did wrong the last two summers but i think i have come to the conclusion that i just didn't plant enough.