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Old 04-15-2018, 12:55 PM   #1
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The clover plot I planted in the fall is up up to my knee in the highest parts. I fertilized about 3 wks ago. Cut it down to 6-8" or let it keep going? It's out-competing the weeds for the most part. Red and white clover mix. North Tx.






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Old 04-15-2018, 01:02 PM   #2
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The clover plot I planted in the fall is up up to my knee in the highest parts. I fertilized about 3 wks ago. Cut it down to 6-8" or let it keep going? It's out-competing the weeds for the most part. Red and white clover mix. North Tx.






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Old 04-15-2018, 02:02 PM   #3
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Beautiful field. IMO no real need to cut especially if not having weed problems. Just keep in mind that you don't want to cut it in late April -early June as it could easily have fawns and turkey nests in it. The crimson will go ahead and seed out becoming available for next yr. and thats a good thing too.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #4
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Beautiful and looks like your deer are loving it. I’d leave it alone like legato said.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:13 PM   #5
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Don’t see any seed heads so looks like the deer are mowing it for you.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:14 PM   #6
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I agree. I wouldn't cut it either. Awesome plot!!!!
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I will hold off. No turkey in my area and its small enough I can walk any fawns out before I cut.

I'm on the tractor now prepping a larger spring plot. Was going to fert and plant today but might wait until next week since no rain in the forecast.


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Old 04-15-2018, 02:52 PM   #8
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looks great, good job .... and you have visitors!
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:52 AM   #9
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Two thumbs up on that clover plot! Beautiful!
I'm with everyone else....don't cut it.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:49 PM   #10
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Great job on the plot!
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #11
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Thanks, hopefully we'll get some decent rain for the clover to make it through the summer and beat the weeds.

My boy had a 1/2 day of school yesterday so we got out and planted a spring mix of soybeans, ic peas, sunflower, sorghum, millet to try it out.






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Old 04-20-2018, 11:28 AM   #12
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I am so jealous! I wish I could get a food plot to grow like that.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:02 AM   #13
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I wish I could rock a hat like that ! Get it youngster !
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:45 PM   #14
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I held off on cutting the clover plots before and it's ~3.5 ft tall and getting a woody stem.


I cut the smaller clover plots down since they had more weeds and will compare growth and hope to eliminate some weeds w/o spraying.


Spring mix is coming up.




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Old 05-12-2018, 03:29 PM   #15
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If I thought I could catch a rain, I think I would mow it now. Probably getting pretty tough, but there's not much of a chance of rain for several days. I'm always scared to mow if there's a chance of heat and no rain. Looks like your mix is coming in pretty good.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:48 PM   #16
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If I thought I could catch a rain, I think I would mow it now. Probably getting pretty tough, but there's not much of a chance of rain for several days. I'm always scared to mow if there's a chance of heat and no rain. Looks like your mix is coming in pretty good.


Thanks My thoughts too, just don't see any rain in the forecast. Hopefully some comes before it gets much hotter.


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Old 09-20-2018, 11:14 PM   #17
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Update on this clover plot planted last fall. It grew really tall this spring with a thick stem, it got crispy in June and fell over/got trampled down



New growth starting to come up now between the old stalks looks good.




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Old 09-23-2018, 09:55 AM   #18
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I'm liking the looks of this. Going to plant a 3 clover blend the weekend after opening weekend.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:57 AM   #19
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Looks great!
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:27 PM   #20
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You spent more on the clover seed than you did your feeder!
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:18 PM   #21
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You spent more on the clover seed than you did your feeder!
You got that right. Gotta have priorities. I probably spend more money on seed and fertilizer than corn and protein (which isn't much). I have a low deer population and no hogs.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:46 PM   #22
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I love what you are doing. I saw a man taking his son out and spending time with him teaching him how to do things the way they have always been done. Those are the memories that last forever. Cherish these days. They go by so quick. My son is 4 so I’ve got some teaching to do thanks for reminding me.
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