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Old 03-21-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default Where to buy seed for small plots -North DFW

I'm planting a couple small plots (1/8-1/4 AC) on a new piece of property I bought in Hunt co. It mainly overgrown pasture and I've been working on discing some small areas with my atv. I don't think I need a lot of seed for what I have ready to plant.

Am I better off to order whitetail institute mix on Amazon or go to a local feed store? I'd like to try iron/clay peas or lablab but not sure who might carry it locally.


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Old 03-21-2017, 07:04 AM   #2
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Have you thought about native mixes? If so. Bamert is a source .
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:13 AM   #3
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I'm planting a couple small plots (1/8-1/4 AC) on a new piece of property I bought in Hunt co. It mainly overgrown pasture and I've been working on discing some small areas with my atv. I don't think I need a lot of seed for what I have ready to plant.

Am I better off to order whitetail institute mix on Amazon or go to a local feed store? I'd like to try iron/clay peas or lablab but not sure who might carry it locally.


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Be ready to drop a chunk of change for the whitetail institute, and have most of it left. IMHO, although they have a good product, whitetail institute is EXTREMELY overpriced. There are many places online that sell seeds and ship for less, though sometimes shipping gets you.

Try deer creek seed
http://www.deercreekseed.com/?gclid=...Fcm4wAodshEHmg

Or seed land
http://www.seedland.com

Or Cooper seeds
http://www.airag.com/Fireants/More2/pages/wildlife.html

There are lots of places to order online, these are just the three off the top of my head.

Also, at the size plot you are looking at, you could use cover plot mixes off of amazon.


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Old 03-21-2017, 07:16 AM   #4
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MBS seed out of Denton.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #5
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Great, thanks for the info/links. Native would be fine with me, just not sure what to put in that is heat/drought tolerant. Planting in TX is new to me. I thought shipping seed might not be cost effective.


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Old 03-21-2017, 07:33 AM   #6
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Justin Seed Company. Justin, Tx. Great seed company and knowledgeable help.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:33 AM   #7
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Personally I prefer to go to local feed store and get seed rather than the premix stuff. Not sure if it is any better or worse, just the way I have always done it. But this does allow me to plant specifically what I want.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #8
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Be ready to drop a chunk of change for the whitetail institute, and have most of it left. IMHO, although they have a good product, whitetail institute is EXTREMELY overpriced. There are many places online that sell seeds and ship for less, though sometimes shipping gets you.

Try deer creek seed
http://www.deercreekseed.com/?gclid=...Fcm4wAodshEHmg

Or seed land
http://www.seedland.com

Or Cooper seeds
http://www.airag.com/Fireants/More2/pages/wildlife.html

There are lots of places to order online, these are just the three off the top of my head.

Also, at the size plot you are looking at, you could use cover plot mixes off of amazon.


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I'm actually thinking of buying some Tecomate seed to plant a half acre, and plant the rest with either Justin seed or Turner seed. I know Tecomate is overpriced as well, but I want to make a comparison myself.
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #9
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I'm actually thinking of buying some Tecomate seed to plant a half acre, and plant the rest with either Justin seed or Turner seed. I know Tecomate is overpriced as well, but I want to make a comparison myself.
Have you planted anything yet? I'm the rep for Tecomate here in Texas and would love to help you out and answer any questions you might have
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:34 PM   #10
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Where can I get large quantities of Fall Switchgrass seed?

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Old 05-10-2017, 07:43 AM   #11
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I bought mine at East Texas Seed Company in Tyler if you ever make it over that way. They'll ship it to you but it's $25 for shipping I think.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:51 AM   #12
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turner seed ,breckinridge
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:09 AM   #13
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Turner seed will work. I can go through there on the way to the ranch.

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Old 05-10-2017, 08:09 AM   #14
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Thanks guys.

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Old 05-10-2017, 08:11 AM   #15
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Justin Seed Company. Justin, Tx. Great seed company and knowledgeable help.
This I will post a link shortly.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:15 AM   #16
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #17
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Where are you at in Hunt co? I have a place in Hunt co also. In Greenville you might try the farm co-op there.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:39 PM   #18
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Where are you at in Hunt co? I have a place in Hunt co also. In Greenville you might try the farm co-op there.


Commerce area. I ordered a deer plot mix from Hancock. I really wish I would have sprayed the plot before discing. The soybeans and lablab can't really compete with the grass/weeds.


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Old 05-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #19
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Justin Seed Company. Justin, Tx. Great seed company and knowledgeable help.


Agree. I have bought seed from Justin and had better plot than with any seed bought at a chain store, this includes the Whitetail Institute brand.


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