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#2949330 - 09/19/12 05:55 PM Throw and Grow foodplot?
BuckHunter511
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Has anyone heard positive about throw n grow? I wonder about how well it work, when it comes time to make a honey hole?
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#2949354 - 09/19/12 06:22 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BuckHunter511]
Savage Shooter
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I used it last year just to try in a small area. Totally unimpressed.
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#2949362 - 09/19/12 06:28 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: Savage Shooter]
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It will come up quickly and make a good green carpet because of the annual ryegrass. Main component is annual ryegrass with some brassicas and I think a annual clover added in. You are alot better off just buying the seed seperate at the co-op or whereever and making your own mix alot cheaper. Alot of people dont like using the annual ryegrass for a variety of reasons but I am one of the few it seems that get good deer usage out of it so I use it.
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#2949388 - 09/19/12 06:50 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: smstone22]
rem270
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Does it live up to its name or do you have to do more work than just throwing it on the ground?
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#2949391 - 09/19/12 06:54 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: rem270]
smstone22
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I do alot with just spraying and throwing down the seed. Annual ryegrass, winter wheat, rye grain, etc, and all of your small seeded stuff like brassica and clover will come up with very litte ground prep. I like to spray into fairly vegetation and use that dead vegetation as a thatch or mulch that falls over on top of the seeds and retains moisture. If you have moisture, you will have green.
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#2949420 - 09/19/12 07:12 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: smstone22]
BuckHunter511
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Cool but the small seeded stuff you listed grows without any ground prep besides raking?
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#2949479 - 09/19/12 07:47 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BuckHunter511]
smstone22
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I dont even rake.Just spray and throw before a rain. I have done this successfully for several years now, I have some really nice radish, ryegrass, wheat, crimson clover plots that were done that way right now. The key is timing before a rain and not having severely compacted soil. Also herbaceous vegetation instead of all woody that your spraying.
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#2949551 - 09/19/12 08:24 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: smstone22]
BuckHunter511
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Thanks
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#2950238 - 09/20/12 11:02 AM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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Just depends on what you are ecpecting,if its gonna be a 20' by 20' plot in the woods,I wouldnt expect much.
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#2950251 - 09/20/12 11:10 AM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
I dont even rake.Just spray and throw before a rain. I have done this successfully for several years now, I have some really nice radish, ryegrass, wheat, crimson clover plots that were done that way right now. The key is timing before a rain and not having severely compacted soil. Also herbaceous vegetation instead of all woody that your spraying.


It's true it works...I acidentally did it last year with millet.
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#2950311 - 09/20/12 12:02 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: Football Hunter]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Just depends on what you are ecpecting,if its gonna be a 20' by 20' plot in the woods,I wouldnt expect much.


Great point. I am talking on the scale of acres, hence why I dont rake, it would take forever.To many folks do that 20'x20' deal in the woods expecting great results without enough sunlight.
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#2950462 - 09/20/12 02:14 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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IMO its great for small, exclusive plots. My experience with it was a small 20x20 plot on the top of a ridge on some public land. came up in several days after a good rain. killed several mature does over it!
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#2950654 - 09/20/12 05:22 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: nolanls43]
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I'm gunna get some!
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#2953427 - 09/22/12 10:36 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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I used a clover blend from plot spike this year and did some prep deep in the woods. It is doing great, Thick clover, I never had good luck with other brands, but this stuff worked great
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#2956076 - 09/24/12 09:14 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: DMAG]
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Well,I used the throw and grow on Labor Day and soon's I get out to my lease, I'll report back and I'm taking my camera. We raked and sowed and tamped an area and we have had enough rain, I am expecting a lot of growth. With the leftover seed, I just kinda threw it around the area we worked on and I'll see how that did in relation to the worked area. What concerns me literally within hours of this work we had a lot of wind and very heavy rain. And since this lease has a lot of oak and persimmon, I am not expecting any sign of browse but it will be interesting.
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#2956583 - 09/25/12 09:13 AM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: DaveB]
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The biggest problem with "Throw and Grow" is that it is 90% annual ryegrass. Deer will eat ryegrass, especially when it first germinates, but as it matures it falls rapidly in preference and digestibility.
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#2957180 - 09/25/12 04:19 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Like most have said. The main ingredients are rape 1%, wheat 60% and the rest is rye. Save yourself some cash and go to the co-op. 40 lb bag of winter wheat and some smaller bags of clover, turnips, rape and your good to go. You should be able to plant double the area for the same cost.
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#2957488 - 09/25/12 08:24 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: In_my_sights]
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Okay, as promised. throw and grow. Labor Day, mostly raked, sown, covered, tamped, rained within an hour. rain carried a lot of it down trail but the effect isn't bad. Thing is, as mentioned, most of the seed is rye, which will sprout on a concrete block.


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This is where I just kinda threw it around
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All in all, not what I am looking for. There is some very weak looking leaved sprouts, and nothing has been browsed at all.

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#2957510 - 09/25/12 08:36 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: DaveB]
smstone22
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Here is one of my throw and grow co-op mixes from last year. I mowed, sowed, and sprayed. You gotta have sunlight to have photosynthesis and growth.


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#2957549 - 09/25/12 08:52 PM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: nolanls43]
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 Originally Posted By: nolanls43
IMO its great for small, exclusive plots. My experience with it was a small 20x20 plot on the top of a ridge on some public land. came up in several days after a good rain. killed several mature does over it!


Dont brag too much since you were hunting illegal \:D

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#2958103 - 09/26/12 10:38 AM Re: Throw and Grow foodplot? [Re: RAFI]
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 Originally Posted By: RAFI
 Originally Posted By: nolanls43
IMO its great for small, exclusive plots. My experience with it was a small 20x20 plot on the top of a ridge on some public land. came up in several days after a good rain. killed several mature does over it!


Dont brag too much since you were hunting illegal \:D
Good point,didnt think about that.
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