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Old 10-15-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Looks like my turnips, radishes, wheat, oats and other stuff are enjoying this rain and colder weather. Hoping I missed the army worms this year. It's currently 38 degrees in Cisco and hoping this weather will knock the worms out.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:12 PM   #2
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Looks good. I didn't have any luck getting deer to eat turnips or radishes.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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Looks good. I didn't have any luck getting deer to eat turnips or radishes.
I've done turnips for the last 5-6 years and it took awhile for them to figure out what they were. Won't touch them until late season after we've had a couple of good freezes. Then they will get into them. The radishes are a new thing this year. My son read where it didn't have to freeze before the leaves became palatable to the deer, so as cheap as they were, thought we'd give em a try.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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Looks great....can I ask when you planted?
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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Wow, what a great looking plot.

I just planted a long turn row in a three clover blend plus a little alfalfa and cowpeas. Should be up and going within a week or so. I have plenty of moisture and hopefully a few days of sun with the front passing through.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:00 PM   #6
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Looks great....can I ask when you planted?
It was the third weekend in September. Sat there for almost 2 weeks with no rain on it. Finally got 3 good rains and it's taken off.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #7
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NICE.
I see the turnips, but where are the radishes?
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #8
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We plant them in Missouri and after the first freeze the deer tear them up.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:13 PM   #9
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Looks good, if I were a deer, I would eat it
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:16 PM   #10
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Never had any luck with turnips but I'll admit I only planted them a couple times. Daikon radishes will get eaten to the ground plenty quick though on my place.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:26 PM   #11
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I see the turnips, but where are the radishes?
They're in there. I had to take a good luck this weekend to figure out the difference between the two. It appears that the radishes are a little lighter in color and the leaves have slits or slots in them as best as I can describe it. The turnips are a little darker in color and bigger leafed. I'm told that when mature, the radishes will be taller than the turnips. Any of you experts feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Never seen radishes before except in the grocery store. The first pic is a radish, I think, the second is a turnip.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:50 PM   #12
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Great looking food plot
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:00 PM   #13
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I've done turnips for the last 5-6 years and it took awhile for them to figure out what they were. Won't touch them until late season after we've had a couple of good freezes. Then they will get into them. The radishes are a new thing this year. My son read where it didn't have to freeze before the leaves became palatable to the deer, so as cheap as they were, thought we'd give em a try.


I had much more luck when I planted radishes last year like you said. Same results with turnips as well


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Old 10-15-2018, 04:01 PM   #14
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They're in there. I had to take a good luck this weekend to figure out the difference between the two. It appears that the radishes are a little lighter in color and the leaves have slits or slots in them as best as I can describe it. The turnips are a little darker in color and bigger leafed. I'm told that when mature, the radishes will be taller than the turnips. Any of you experts feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Never seen radishes before except in the grocery store. The first pic is a radish, I think, the second is a turnip.


Correct the the radishes are segmented leaves like that.


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Old 10-15-2018, 04:09 PM   #15
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They're in there. I had to take a good luck this weekend to figure out the difference between the two. It appears that the radishes are a little lighter in color and the leaves have slits or slots in them as best as I can describe it. The turnips are a little darker in color and bigger leafed. I'm told that when mature, the radishes will be taller than the turnips. Any of you experts feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Never seen radishes before except in the grocery store. The first pic is a radish, I think, the second is a turnip.
Thanks for the ID. I have some popping up right now. And want to be able to identify the radishes.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #16
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Looks good! Thatís a hell of a food plot, how many acres did you plant?


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Old 10-15-2018, 05:18 PM   #17
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Looks great! When did you plant? Where you seeing a lot of worms on the plots when you were out there last?
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:39 PM   #18
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Looks good! Thatís a hell of a food plot, how many acres did you plant?


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Planted 3rd weekend in September
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:41 PM   #19
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Itís about 8 acres. Been lucky, no worms as of yet and great rains.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:15 PM   #20
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Looks great. The radishes and clover on my place have taken off with all the rain also. Planted 9/20.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:30 PM   #21
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Y’all ever tasted the greens after a freeze? Are the sweeter after a freeze?
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:33 AM   #22
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Yíall ever tasted the greens after a freeze? Are the sweeter after a freeze?
Supposed to be. Not eaten the greens, cut had the turnips. Just regular old everyday Purple Tops.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:12 PM   #23
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Looks good. I didn't have any luck getting deer to eat turnips or radishes.
same here. I won't plant it again

I had the biggest turnips in the county .We picked some to eat
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:28 PM   #24
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same here. I won't plant it again

I had the biggest turnips in the county .We picked some to eat
I'll keep throwing a few just for the heck of it.
They are great for the soil, even if the deer dont eat'em.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:43 PM   #25
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Overseeded with these week and a half ago
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:17 PM   #26
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Your plots look great, I mixed in way too many turnips and they have taken over.

I’m going to disk some strips thru them and replant some oats, clover and beans. Those little turnip seeds go a long way.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:45 PM   #27
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Overseeded with these week and a half ago
What is it? Clover?
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:47 PM   #28
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What is it? Clover?
Radishes
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:55 PM   #29
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The turnips have to freeze before they turn sweet and then the deer will love them.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:26 PM   #30
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The turnips have to freeze before they turn sweet and then the deer will love them.
Mine still didn't touch them haha. I kept waiting and waiting
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:11 PM   #31
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we used to raise radishes back homes, loved them except sometimes they would be hot to the taste, almost pepper like. We had round red ones and rather long-shaped white ones.
What are these ??
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:25 PM   #32
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we used to raise radishes back homes, loved them except sometimes they would be hot to the taste, almost pepper like. We had round red ones and rather long-shaped white ones.
What are these ??
Good question, I don't have a clue! The guy at Turner Seed in Breckenridge, said they were long like a carrot.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:40 PM   #33
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we used to raise radishes back homes, loved them except sometimes they would be hot to the taste, almost pepper like. We had round red ones and rather long-shaped white ones.
What are these ??
Here's what they look like.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:43 PM   #34
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Here's what they look like.
excellent, looks familiar but I always preferred the little round, reddish ones.
Nice crop you got there!
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:59 PM   #35
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Here's what they look like.
Look like Daikon Radish
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #36
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Look like Daikon Radish
Yes sir, I believe thatís what they are called. Supposedly the deer will eat the tops and bottoms. Hopefully my deer will figure out what they are.
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