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How do you grow shoepeg corn?

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To grow shoepeg corn, plant the seeds after the last frost of the season, weed the garden frequently, and provide water and fertilizer until the plant matures. Shoepeg corn requires about 96 days to fully mature after planting seeds.

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To grow shoepeg corn, prepare the soil by tilling the ground to a depth of 8 inches, and plant the seeds 8 to 12 inches apart in short rows after the last frost of the season. Space rows 30 inches apart. Remove weeds from the garden on a regular basis, and provide the seedlings with an inch of water per week. After the seedlings are 12 to 18 inches in height, apply a balanced fertilizer around the base of the plant, and water the plant to distribute the fertilizer.

Shoepeg corn requires slightly more water as the silk develops and when the plant is in the last stages of maturation. The soil around the plants should be moist 6 inches below ground level to ensure the corn matures successfully. After approximately 96 days, harvest the mature corn, and store it in a cool, dry place. To harvest the corn, cut the ear of corn off the stalk with a sharp knife.

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