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Question: I want to plant corn for the animals this year. Do I have to plant special corn, or can I just dry the corn I want to plant to eat? I've never grown corn before, so I may not getany, but in case I do, I need to know how to dry it, and the best method of doing so. G. Arrant Denton, TX

Answer: You can plant any sweet corn variety such as 'Early Sunglow' to be used as animal feed or you can plant field corn varieties that farmers use. Be sure to plant in full sun, amend the soil with compost beforehand, keep the plants well weatered and fetilize after one month of growth with a 10-10-10 fertilizer placing 1 cup per plant. Keep the raccoons out of the patch at harvestime and you'll have a great crop.

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