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#302884 - 07/17/07 02:32 PM Re: Question about Turnips [Re: BSK]
num1medic
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Turnips, rapes and kale all mature and are preferred at different times, and that is their usefulness. Just because a plant is hit first doesn't mean it is "better." Some plants are not palatable until a specific stage of growth and the best food plot plan is to have plants growing that all hit periods of palatability at different times.

For example, deer will often not touch Iron and Clay peas until they are near maturity, then they wipe them out in short order, but I don't think many will say Iron and Clay peas aren't a good food plot plant.


makes great sense.
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#303321 - 07/17/07 08:38 PM Re: Question about Turnips [Re: num1medic]
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I pretty much had the same results as all others here. Around labor day last year, I planted Shot plot (Evolved harvest), turnips, and rape in three diffenent 1 acre plots, but all in the same field. I had already limed and fertilized according to the soil tests. All grew like crazy. The Shot plot was tore up by the end of muzzle loader season, The rape lasted thru December. The turnip leaves were gone by mid-January and the bulbs were dug up and given a single bite in February. For the price of turnip and rape seeds, I'll keep adding them to the winter plot mix!
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#304825 - 07/18/07 10:40 PM Re: Question about Turnips [Re: BSK]
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They seem to like the brassicas after the heavy frost hits them and when it does it turns them to sugar and you can actually smell the darn things a good distance away. Then they mow them down almost over night where we hunt.
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