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#312420 - 07/25/07 07:51 AM What to plant that lasts through mid January
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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We want to plant a mix of items in early Sept to ensure we have something growing for deer throughout hunting season, espcially December. We are breaking the ground up with with four wheeler but spreading the seed by hand. Soil is actually quite good, not red clay, and very loose/easy to break up, lots of small rocks.

We are planting on roads through young planted pines (lots of natural browse there) mostly in the hope that a deer will step out to eat and stop long enough for a shot (the roads are about the only shooting lanes we have). We used a Tecomate mix this spring and it has done very well. Annual or perennial does not matter at this point,we just want something green growing in these roads on those cold frosty mornings in second gun season. We are open to planting, overseeding, reseeding through the month of September as needed. Things that are the least susceptible to drought, planting depth, soil PH, etc. are what we are focusing on. Any thoughts?

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#312474 - 07/25/07 08:26 AM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
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The Whitetail Instiitute of North America has there new Pure Attraction (annual), which has a little winter wheat, winter peas, forage brassicas, and a new oat. The brassicas and the oats are both very cold tolerant and the oat has a high sugar content. 26 lbs bag 1/2 acre size is 29.95. Im planting it on my farm in Madison Co. You cant beat there products and make your deer more healthy
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#312521 - 07/25/07 09:00 AM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: Arrow Flinger]
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Winter wheat, cold tolerant oats, crimson clover, arrowleaf clover and Dwarf Essex Rape will last from planting in fall until mid-July, with each species producing at different times through the period.
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#312570 - 07/25/07 10:02 AM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: BSK]
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Biologic Maximum,
which is a mixture of hearty brassicas (winter greens).
Typically, the deer don't seem to like it much in the fall, letting it grow thick and tall.

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#312704 - 07/25/07 11:23 AM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I'm with BSK........
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#313258 - 07/25/07 06:40 PM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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All of your advice is much appreciated. Can't wait to get these plots going.
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#318330 - 07/29/07 05:43 PM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
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nice plot of greens double d
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#318377 - 07/29/07 06:15 PM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: cmoses]
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winter greens is great as long as there just now sprouting they will not eat them as much when there full mature
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#318531 - 07/29/07 08:42 PM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
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Go with BSK's recommendation. Rye (cereal, not ryegrass) could be another good option. Probably similar to the wheat, but it is another good crop that many consider in such a scenario.
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#318568 - 07/29/07 09:09 PM Re: What to plant that lasts through mid January [Re: ]
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cool
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