Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#3561311 - 01/26/14 06:55 AM Frost seeding
Mr. Hawk
4 Point


Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 244
Loc: Putnam co

content Online
Does there actually need to be frost on ground when frost seeding? I am planning on broadcasting clover the last weekend of Feb as this is only time I can, what if it's warm weather?
_________________________
Let em grow

Top
#3561324 - 01/26/14 07:23 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Mr. Hawk]
Boll Weevil
8 Point


Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 1223
Loc: Hardeman

content Online
No, frost isn't needed. It's the freeze, thaw, freeze of the ground that allows the seed to work into little cracks in the soil. Anytime between now and when things warm up you shouldbe good to go.
Top
#3561334 - 01/26/14 07:37 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Boll Weevil]
348Winchester
6 Point


Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 925
Loc: Coon Creek

Offline
I usually do it in early to middle March.
Top
#3561394 - 01/26/14 09:10 AM Re: Frost seeding [Re: 348Winchester]
Mr. Hawk
4 Point


Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 244
Loc: Putnam co

content Online
Thanks
_________________________
Let em grow

Top
#3570049 - 01/31/14 05:32 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Mr. Hawk]
jard
4 Point


Registered: 09/08/12
Posts: 131
Loc: South Nashville

Offline
if a field has has been left to grow and has the old knee high weeds in it. Should it be disc'ed first before the frost seeding??
Top
#3570081 - 01/31/14 05:58 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: jard]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7936
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
 Originally Posted By: jard
if a field has has been left to grow and has the old knee high weeds in it. Should it be disc'ed first before the frost seeding??
Yes. I tried this last year. Complete waste of money.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3570987 - 02/01/14 03:12 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: timberjack86]
jard
4 Point


Registered: 09/08/12
Posts: 131
Loc: South Nashville

Offline
Also, to properly Lime, do I need to lime after I disc the field?? immediately after like same day??
Top
#3571262 - 02/01/14 06:46 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: jard]
Boll Weevil
8 Point


Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 1223
Loc: Hardeman

content Online
The lime needs to be in direct contact with the soil at a root level to actively affect pH and benefit your crop. Incorporated into soil through disking will encourage faster initial reaction. After that, just check pH periodically or add a little every year. Provided you soil isn't overly compacted, rain and gravity can help move the ever dissolving lime deeper into the soil column.
Top
#3584296 - 02/11/14 09:23 PM Re: Frost seeding [Re: Boll Weevil]
Hunter 257W
10 Point


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3172
Loc: Franklin County

Offline
You definitely need to have a significant amount of bare dirt exposed that the seeds can fall on for frost seeding to work. In most places, this means disking 1st. I just did a field of Whitetail Institute "Alfa Rack" and I cut it up good before seeding. I start disking and cut around the field one time, make a judgement of what looks to be "good enough" then I put another "notch" of angle in the disk and let it have it good. It always looks like too much while doing it but later you find yourself wishing it were cut up more.
Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105495
RUGER
86951
Deer Assassin
65380
BSK
60985
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
camohunter3, mtd, Higdon23, blcmrr2008, Urban deer Hunter
13270 Registered Users
Who's Online
113 registered (Steyrhunter, stringtalker, Mr. Hawk, ZachMarkus, old guy, LA man, 16 invisible) and 136 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13270 Members
42 Forums
93000 Topics
1086756 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.092 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.