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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]
smstone22
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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]
Football Hunter
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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]
BlountArrow
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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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