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Postby huntncoach » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:18 pm

My hunting buddy and I have three small plots on our lease and we've had mixed success. Should we plant something now or wait til later in the summer or fall? We have typically gone with clover/chickory mix early and then sow some turnips late october/early september. We have also fenced off smaller sections of each plot for later in the season after the first hard frost. This has been a pretty good strategy to get deer back into the plots after most of the browse is gone and acorns are few and far between.
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Postby FTG-05 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 pm

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Postby knightrider » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:58 pm

Winter wheat the first week of September pulls them in from bow opener till season closes in January
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Postby gobblesandgrunts » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:02 pm

I put out half clover plot two weeks ago and its coming in fine, gonna do the other half this fall in brassicas, peas, oats mix

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Postby AlabamaSwamper » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 pm

You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.
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Postby MickThompson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm

I like wheat and a crimson clover. I've had crimson clover reseed itself several years in a row before. I don't like brassicas because if you get any cold weather early they can be prone to winter kill.
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Postby huntncoach » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am

AlabamaSwamper wrote:You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.


That's one reason we started fencing parts of each plot - That growth is like a magnet once the rest is gone in late fall - although it only takes a few days for it to get picked down.
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Postby gobblesandgrunts » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:00 pm

huntncoach wrote:
AlabamaSwamper wrote:You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.


That's one reason we started fencing parts of each plot - That growth is like a magnet once the rest is gone in late fall - although it only takes a few days for it to get picked down.
Checked my plot today and its starting to come in
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Postby huntncoach » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:45 am

Looking good Gobbles!! that seems to be about the size of our three plots.
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Postby gobblesandgrunts » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 pm

huntncoach wrote:Looking good Gobbles!! that seems to be about the size of our three plots.
Got to go out there Sunday and one side is really doing good and the other not so much, but I'm going to plant a fall plt on the other side later on this year. ImageImage

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Postby saddlecricket » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 pm

Mine is doing really well! I did lots of hard ground fixing preparation in January to boost my plot for maxium protein to grow the biggest deer possible. I have a group I started not long ago. I do videos pictures and give out information to help hunters grow better deer. It's all free too! I just enjoy helping others live out a dream. Healthy soil makes for healthy deer.
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Postby jpanthony3526 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:18 am

Anyone know if its too late to plant beans? I just sprayed about 1.5 acres and the farm, along with neighboring farms are all corn. I always had better luck on late beans, but I'm not sure if its too late? Plan would be to drill in wheat over the top after they start turning yellow. Thanks!
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Postby saddlecricket » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 am

It still can be done just probably will not get tall has normal. I have set out some 2 weeks ago to fill in so gaps in mine. They are now about 4 to 5 inches tall. I use some compost to help them have a fast start. Then I will fertilize them once they are all 6 inches or taller.
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Postby tndave59 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:35 pm

jpanthony3526 wrote:Anyone know if its too late to plant beans? I just sprayed about 1.5 acres and the farm, along with neighboring farms are all corn. I always had better luck on late beans, but I'm not sure if its too late? Plan would be to drill in wheat over the top after they start turning yellow. Thanks!


Partly depends on what part of state your in. If don’t have out already I’d go with wheat and maybe rye mix towards end of August first of September, can top seed it without disking.
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Postby barkscraper » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:44 am

The beans are great till we get our first frost 3rd week of oct. I add them to my plot because of the price and the results I get but you need something after the frost which the ground hog radishes will provide till after season for me they will last till jan. Then you need something after which the cheap jerry oats and awless wheat and rye will provide and if you want add a white clover that will last till next sept. The turkeys will love you in the spring they raise their little ones in my plots all spring and summer.
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