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#3128581 - 01/17/13 04:17 PM Frost seeding
GOTTA B REALTREE
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What exactly is frost seeding? I have new property and am planning to plant a mixture of clover this spring. Durana for sure And maybe patriot with it for quicker growth. If frost seeding is a good success, I'd like to try it next month.
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#3128644 - 01/17/13 05:32 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
smstone22
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You go out in the winter and broadcast your seed on top of the ground. The freeze/thaw action of the soil in Winter works the seed into the ground. I like to use it to thicken up thin spots in existing clover fields, works well for that. I have some Resolute Im about to do just that with.
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#3128758 - 01/17/13 07:05 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: smstone22]
richmanbarbeque
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Frost seeding works great. Do it every year.
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#3128891 - 01/17/13 08:22 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: richmanbarbeque]
GOTTA B REALTREE
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Does normal discing work or does tilling the ground smooth need to be done?
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#3129202 - 01/18/13 07:11 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
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No discing or tilling involved in frostseedeing
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#3129269 - 01/18/13 08:19 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Football Hunter]
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Just spread it. Matter of fact some of my best clover plots come this way.
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#3129295 - 01/18/13 08:37 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: muddyboots]
Jarred525
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Do you guys like to do yours as close to spring as possible or does it really matter?
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#3129299 - 01/18/13 08:39 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: GOTTA B REALTREE
What exactly is frost seeding? I have new property and am planning to plant a mixture of clover this spring. Durana for sure And maybe patriot with it for quicker growth. If frost seeding is a good success, I'd like to try it next month.


Im glad you asked this question and got responses because it answered some of my questions. I gotta try it out!

I like planting stuff for wildlife as much as I like hunting them.

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#3129581 - 01/18/13 12:39 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: woodsman87]
348Winchester
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I usually frostseed late February to early March on the Cumberland Plateau.
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#3129656 - 01/18/13 01:34 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Jarred525]
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 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
Do you guys like to do yours as close to spring as possible or does it really matter?

You want to sow with enough time for the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw to work the tiny seeds into the soil. Wait too late, and the opportunity will be missed.

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