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Old 08-11-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about planting a food plot. I just want it to attract deer and probably hunt over it. What should I plant and when is the best time? Are the seed mixes from Walmart or Tractor Supply any good? I'm in NE TX.

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:57 PM   #2
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The simplest, cheapest, and one of the best is wheat. It will grow almost anywhere and under most conditions as long as you get moisture. If you don't do a soil test just plant it at about 75 lb. to the acre and 300 lb. of triple 13 fertilizer per acre.

You don't say how big of a plot you want. That might change my ideas.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:59 PM   #3
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Rye and oats also. They'll growing concrete. I've actually grown both in the bed of my truck.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Elbon rye, not rye grass. Oats & wheat too.
Don’t know your farming equipment, but I am a “thatch”
Method of planting now.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:21 PM   #5
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Didn't know there was anything other than elbon!
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Elbon rye, not rye grass. Oats & wheat too.
Donít know your farming equipment, but I am a ďthatchĒ
Method of planting now.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:26 AM   #6
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Didn't know there was anything other than elbon!

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I have planted triticale when elbon was not available.

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Old 08-12-2018, 12:31 AM   #7
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If you are gonna grow something like oats, I wouldn't buy one of those packages at Walmart or the like. Just go to feed store or tractor supply and buy a bag--plant away.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:34 AM   #8
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Maton rye is a other variety.


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Old 08-12-2018, 01:13 AM   #9
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Moisture permitting:.........

Plant second week of September- second week of October

NE Texas per acre:

#50 bob oats
#25 wheat
#20-50 clay& iron peas depending on deer density
#10-20 winter peas... don’t know why... nitrogen I guess, as I’ve never seen a deer eat one (or just leave em out)
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:58 AM   #10
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Moisture permitting:.........

Plant second week of September- second week of October

NE Texas per acre:

#50 bob oats
#25 wheat
#20-50 clay& iron peas depending on deer density
#10-20 winter peas... donít know why... nitrogen I guess, as Iíve never seen a deer eat one (or just leave em out)


This is what Iím going to do this year instead of the premixed fall blend. Anyone know some places in north texas that would have all of these in stock?
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:32 AM   #11
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Also might throw out some turnips.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:48 AM   #12
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This is what Iím going to do this year instead of the premixed fall blend. Anyone know some places in north texas that would have all of these in stock?


Check with MBS Seed


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Old 08-12-2018, 10:37 AM   #13
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I've been planting food plots in east Texas for many years I used to plant a lot of different seeds turnip's, clover,peas you name it. I use to use regular Bob oats until about 5 years ago when I started using buck forage oats . And I know y'all will tell me the only difference is that it has a big buck on the bag and the price. But that's all I plant now very freeze tolerate and hold up well to traffic. I fertilize them 2 times a season.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:44 AM   #14
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PS Elgato was in diapers when I started. :-)
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:53 AM   #15
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What was the 15 seconds of joy about?
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #16
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Might try a mix of bob oats, wheat and clay iron peas. Anyone know of a place where they sell it mixed or is just better to buy separate?

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:29 PM   #17
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What was the 15 seconds of joy about?
You asking me
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:38 PM   #18
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forage feast!
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Good info
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:47 PM   #22
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Might try a mix of bob oats, wheat and clay iron peas. Anyone know of a place where they sell it mixed or is just better to buy separate?

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You will have to mix it

In NE Texas, I can typically get all from: Potts in quitman or Emory. And north east Texas farmers co-op in Sulphur Springs, Big country or long feed and seed in mineola
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:28 PM   #23
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Alright thanks for the help. Thats probably what I'll do.

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