I'm getting up early Saturday morning to put seed out on my favorite greenfield. I bought 2 bags of winter pea mix ( 3 kinds) and a big bag of brassica mix with a whole lot of turnips, rape, and kale. I hope this works great , and I believe it will, but I can't wait to post some progress. Hopefully in the form of antlers. The deer ate rape like crazy last year, and basically ignored everything else. Now if I want a good salad, I can just walk out to the green field.
Post by farmertrappe on Sept 19, 2014 6:48:31 GMT -5
The first years I planted oats I got them from the whitetail institute. They grew great, deer hammered them but they were just way to expensive. The guys at the feed store recommended I just plant feed oats, not a certified seed. Cost a third of the price of the fancy stuff. They grow great, deer hammer them along with everything else. In the spring iv'e planted forage soy beans which are a little cheaper than other seed. They did well and the hunting was good over them, deer and fowl.
Living here in Maine we get alot of snow so I want something to stand up in it so they don't have to dig so much. Winter greens from whitetail in statute me and most of the other plotters plant. Its expensive but well worth it from the growth any way the deer hit them. I live on a island off the coast and the deer started mowing them down as fast as they come up. The guys inland say the deer don't start on them till a good frost. I planted clover and alfalfa In hopes they would eat that till my greens came in good but no such luck. I'm thinking they have a server protein deficiency and why the hitting them so early and hard. I'm going to try a spring planting of them as a experiment and see what happens. So my fall and winter plot is just about gone already I need to plant a bigger one next year..
Deer stories limited to 40 points or 40 minutes which ever comes first..