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#452080 - 10/16/07 06:48 PM 5 minutes before today's shower......
416wbymag
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I laid out a 60x90' plot saturday morning and sprayed it with round up. Later that afternoon, my neighbor came over and rotovatored it for a couple inches deep.

I was waiting on the rain before I seeded but am headed to Catoosa tomorrow so I thought I would spread it today banking on the rain coming tomorrow (supposedly).

Well on the way down the hill in the Blazer after seeding, I got a drop or two... By the time I hit Gander Mtn (2.5 miles) I was in the middle of a nice little drizzle that lasted about 20 minutes. I am hoping that was enough to set the seed for the rain thats coming.


I dropped:

4.5lbs of Tecomate Monster Mix with chicory and 4 different types clover.

2.25lbs of Tecomate Ultra Forage Standside with rape seed, turnips, clover and chicory.



Do you guys recommend anything else on top of that?
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#453527 - 10/17/07 01:06 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: 416wbymag]
416wbymag
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Wow 80 reads and no opinions, I guess I am doing something right...
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#453574 - 10/17/07 01:24 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: 416wbymag]
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the only other thing I would put down is wheat, it grows fast and it gives them something to eat on until the other is ready. The frost is what makes the rape, chicory, etc. so tastey.
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#454159 - 10/17/07 06:19 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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60'x90' is only a 1/8th acre. You overseeded it,... so i would not add anything else for sure.
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#454227 - 10/17/07 06:47 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: deerchaser007]
416wbymag
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I thought I did also but at the rate it said to lay it, I barely got over it once with the 4lbs. Maybe my spreader is off a bit...
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#454365 - 10/17/07 07:48 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: 416wbymag]
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Small seeds should be mixed with sand in order to get a even spread throughout the area. Try putting out 5 lbs of ladino clover on a acre of ground without sand. Its impossible. One even better,.. 3 lbs of chicory on a acre. Thats tuff........
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#454669 - 10/17/07 09:00 PM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
Small seeds should be mixed with sand in order to get a even spread throughout the area. Try putting out 5 lbs of ladino clover on a acre of ground without sand. Its impossible. One even better,.. 3 lbs of chicory on a acre. Thats tuff........


Dang, never thought of that when seeding my little plot! What a great idea for next time...Thanks!
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#455283 - 10/18/07 08:20 AM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: 1Roscoe]
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Good advice there. I like to spread it with winter wheat. Serves the same purpose and the turkeys will eat the seed off of the heads in the spring, makes for good turkey hunting.
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#455591 - 10/18/07 11:36 AM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: BigGame]
416wbymag
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Thanks guys, I cannot fins winter wheat here in Knoxville, Our COOP is crappy. I might try to get to Loudon this weekend. I dont have any Turkey nearby so I may just stick with what I have.....
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#462683 - 10/23/07 10:28 AM Re: 5 minutes before today's shower...... [Re: 416wbymag]
416wbymag
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Here it is a week later and nothing poking out of the ground....



Anybody know the normal germination time of Rape, turnips, chickory and clover?
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