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Old 05-16-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default It's honeysuckle planting time!!!

This will be my project next two weekends!!! Have 40 of these honeysuckle plants to plant throughout the ranch!!! Really excited about the potential these bring.

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Old 05-16-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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When I got these they were bareroot and about a $1.00 each if I remember correctly. The pot were $5-6 apiece. So I ordered the bareroot plants. My ex-wife teaches horticulture and I asked her if she would grow them out for me, which she did. Next year I will order more but order in February so they will be ready to plant in March.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:50 PM   #3
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Deer will eat that stuff up
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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I've got honeysuckle everywhere on my property in NE Tx. Was out there a few weeks ago and the smell was awesome.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:12 PM   #5
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Deer will eat that stuff up
What I find crazy is that fertilized, it will produces tons of forage... Grows rapidly, withstands heavy browsing, drought resistant, 16-18% protein content and deer love it. And a hell of a lot cheaper than planting food plots every year
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:13 PM   #6
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Much closer to that yeti and they'll die from an early frost...
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:19 PM   #7
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Much closer to that yeti and they'll die from an early frost...
That's RTIC so they may survive
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:56 PM   #8
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Hope they take hold Brandon. May have to try some on our place.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:06 PM   #9
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Yeah but the times I planted some it never had a chance. The deer chowed it down and out. I wonder how it grows in sandy soil?????
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Seems like I saw on QDMA that they advised against planting that where it wasn't native because it grew really fast and can take over native species. Any truth to that? Otherwise I want to try it myself.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:07 AM   #11
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https://www.qdma.com/plant-this-not-that/
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http://www.mossyoak.com/our-obsessio...-deal-with-it-

This is the one I saw
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:27 AM   #13
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Seems like I saw on QDMA that they advised against planting that where it wasn't native because it grew really fast and can take over native species. Any truth to that? Otherwise I want to try it myself.
I've read those articles as well. It seems the QDMA is against doing anything that isn't native, also keep in mind most of there focus is based upon the deep southeast where they don't have the deer population that we do.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:37 AM   #14
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Seems like I saw on QDMA that they advised against planting that where it wasn't native because it grew really fast and can take over native species. Any truth to that? Otherwise I want to try it myself.
It can and will take over. Planting non natives is a bad idea.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:30 AM   #15
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My experience is to plant them in lines like a fence row to establish them in one area at a time.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:16 PM   #16
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I have it all over my farm. Deer do browse it some but I put it in the average preference category . It grows along edges everywhere. I do keep an eye on it as an indicator specie for population mgt.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:24 AM   #17
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I have it all over my farm. Deer do browse it some but I put it in the average preference category . It grows along edges everywhere. I do keep an eye on it as an indicator specie for population mgt.
Maybe because its always been there? I would think if the deer always have had it on demand that they wouldn't go at it as much. Kind of like now that I live a block away from Whataburger, I don't eat there nearly as much as I used to because its so close. (And I ate it ALOT when I moved here) Just my thought.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:57 AM   #18
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Maybe because its always been there? I would think if the deer always have had it on demand that they wouldn't go at it as much. Kind of like now that I live a block away from Whataburger, I don't eat there nearly as much as I used to because its so close. (And I ate it ALOT when I moved here) Just my thought.
Also some honeysuckle is not as preferred as others. I planted Japanese since it is suppose to be preferred. Have to finish planting the rest this weekend.
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Also some honeysuckle is not as preferred as others. I planted Japanese since it is suppose to be preferred. Have to finish planting the rest this weekend.
Looking forward to your results Brandon.
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:58 AM   #20
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Looking forward to your results Brandon.
Thanks Daniel. Looking forward to the results myself.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:40 AM   #21
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How can you tell what you have and also it is very hard to clip a vine of a living plant and have it grow? I have a pretty good sized honey suckle in the back yard that produces the very bright orange flowers.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:52 AM   #22
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How can you tell what you have and also it is very hard to clip a vine of a living plant and have it grow? I have a pretty good sized honey suckle in the back yard that produces the very bright orange flowers.
I ordered mine from a nursery. They aren't that expensive.
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