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#3578972 - 02/07/14 01:44 PM another frost seeding question
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Didn't want to hijack the other post. I've got a couple of fields i had in turnips everything has been wiped out. I've never done a spring plot much less frost seeded anything. I picked up a couple bags of chicory/ clover mix pretty cheap. Will it hurt the chicory to be frost seeded? Should i wait or can i go ahead and spread the seed? Thanks
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#3578982 - 02/07/14 01:51 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Savage Knight]
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I've actually never frost seeded chicory but the only thing I can think of is it doesn't have as hard a seed coat as clover; I wonder if it would be more prone to rot before it's warm enough to germinate. Chicory is also somewhat bigger than clover seed too so might be more visible to tweety birds as long as it sits atop the ground.
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#3578997 - 02/07/14 01:59 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Well when should the clover be done? Would it be ok to go ahead and spread it? I can gamble on the chicory, they don't seem to touch it anyway.
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#3579017 - 02/07/14 02:17 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Savage Knight]
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Yep, now is certainly fine for clover.
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#3579136 - 02/07/14 04:03 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Boll Weevil]
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I read a post on QDMA a while back that said you can frost seed chicory. I was considering it this year myself.
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#3579137 - 02/07/14 04:04 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Savage Knight]
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 Originally Posted By: Savage Knight
Didn't want to hijack the other post. I've got a couple of fields i had in turnips everything has been wiped out. I've never done a spring plot much less frost seeded anything. I picked up a couple bags of chicory/ clover mix pretty cheap. Will it hurt the chicory to be frost seeded? Should i wait or can i go ahead and spread the seed? Thanks


Where did you find the chic/clover mix?

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#3579200 - 02/07/14 04:56 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: drrxnupe]
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QDMA link

http://www.qdma.com/articles/how-to-frost-seed-food-plots
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#3584306 - 02/11/14 09:34 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: A.Hall]
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The Whitetail Institute shows a planting date of Feb 1 - Apr 15 for Chicory. I put out about 1/2 acre of it mixed with clover last Saturday.
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#3585589 - 02/12/14 09:41 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Let's say I miss the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw period for frost seeding by a week..can I throw clover seed on unplowed ground and run my cultipacker?

I'm asking because it may be the first week in March before I can make it back down to the farm. By then I'm afraid that the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw phase will be done for the year.

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#3585646 - 02/12/14 10:51 PM Re: another frost seeding question [Re: drrxnupe]
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
Let's say I miss the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw period for frost seeding by a week..can I throw clover seed on unplowed ground and run my cultipacker?

I'm asking because it may be the first week in March before I can make it back down to the farm. By then I'm afraid that the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw phase will be done for the year.




If the ground has enough actual bare dirt that the seeds can contact, then the cultipacker will do the job at least as well as frost ever can.

Just be honest about how much bare dirt you really have or you'll be wasting money and work if the seeds can't contact the soil.

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