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Old 04-09-2022, 06:44 PM   #1
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Got my food plots tilled twice. Ready for planting. Just need my seeds and rain!
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Old 04-10-2022, 05:09 AM   #2
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Hereís a photo of one of the plots.
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Old 04-10-2022, 05:25 AM   #3
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Nice, pray for rain.
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Old 04-10-2022, 07:14 AM   #4
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Yep a 2-3 incher is needed
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Old 04-10-2022, 08:47 AM   #5
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Looks good! Hopefully the rain comes through this week.

What are you planting?
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Old 04-10-2022, 08:51 AM   #6
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I’m planting Iron and Clay peas. I ordered the seeds from Hancock Seeds. Total price with shipping is $65 per 50 lb bag. Seeds should be delivered next week.
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Old 04-10-2022, 12:17 PM   #7
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Iím planting Iron and Clay peas. I ordered the seeds from Hancock Seeds. Total price with shipping is $65 per 50 lb bag. Seeds should be delivered next week.
Not sure how big of a plot you are doing but it's hit or miss with Hancock. Check the pure seed/germination to see if you have enough seed to plant for size of your food plot

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Old 04-10-2022, 12:25 PM   #8
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What is this rain you speak of ?
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Old 04-10-2022, 12:46 PM   #9
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Iím planting Iron and Clay peas. I ordered the seeds from Hancock Seeds. Total price with shipping is $65 per 50 lb bag. Seeds should be delivered next week.
I got mine at Livingston Feed and Supply and planted last Monday. 52.00 per 50 lb bag if you need any more.
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Old 04-10-2022, 03:24 PM   #10
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I always buy more seeds than I think I will need. The seed quantity I plant is determined by multiplying the germination rate times the per cent of live seed. Then divide that into the recommended planting rate per acre.

When I called Livingston Feed and Seed in March they didn’t know when they would be getting seeds and said they would probably be $65. So I ordered from Hancock.
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Old 04-10-2022, 07:00 PM   #11
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I always buy more seeds than I think I will need. The seed quantity I plant is determined by multiplying the germination rate times the per cent of live seed. Then divide that into the recommended planting rate per acre.

When I called Livingston Feed and Seed in March they didnít know when they would be getting seeds and said they would probably be $65. So I ordered from Hancock.
Yes sir, you got it. Good luck, I'm putting in a food plot April 23rd. First chance to get up to the property is then. Cost of fertilize isn't cheap so hoping it pays off

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Old 04-11-2022, 11:06 AM   #12
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How are you going to plant? Broadcast, disk in, drill or something else?
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Old 04-11-2022, 11:33 AM   #13
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How are you going to plant? Broadcast, disk in, drill or something else?
I plant using my old grain drill. It’s not a “no till drill” so I have to till the plots before plant.
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Old 04-11-2022, 11:40 AM   #14
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I should've done mine yesterday but didn't. May try after work today for rain in forecast tomorrow,
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Old 04-11-2022, 11:40 AM   #15
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That looks great, nice prep work.
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Old 04-11-2022, 05:08 PM   #16
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I plant using my old grain drill. Itís not a ďno till drillĒ so I have to till the plots before plant.
Have you ever tried to plant directly with it instead of discing before? Reason I ask is that I used one similar prior to getting a true no till and used it without discing with much success. Faster, way fewer weeds, etc.
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Old 04-11-2022, 05:21 PM   #17
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I’ve tried without tilling but the ground has to have just the right amount of moisture to allow the disks to make a groove for the seeds but not too much where it all just gums up with mud.
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Old 05-06-2022, 03:20 PM   #18
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Got 3Ē of rain last week and food plots are looking good. Got another 2.5Ē of rain last night. Hope the rains keep coming!
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Old 05-06-2022, 05:08 PM   #19
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Looking good!
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Old 05-06-2022, 05:20 PM   #20
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Very nice, the only thing growing on my lease is dust bunnies.
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Old 05-06-2022, 05:23 PM   #21
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I’m jealous. Only thing we’ve been able to grow the last 10 years is rocks.
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Old 05-06-2022, 05:32 PM   #22
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Looks good appears to be second leaf stage. Cross your fingers that it gets to the next stage before the deer come in and wipe it out.
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Old 05-06-2022, 06:47 PM   #23
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Good looking plot!!! Good job

In Leon county deer wiped out everything i planted except clover
Out here in Brown co we have had about 3” this year
Last fall was dry too. No summer plot for me.

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Old 05-10-2022, 08:58 AM   #24
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Got both my food plots planted a week or so ago and both sprouting up nicely.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:20 PM   #25
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Looking real green, very nice.
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Old 05-11-2022, 11:22 AM   #26
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Looking great. I am planting this weekend on at least half of my food plots.
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Old 05-21-2022, 05:32 PM   #27
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Deer cleaned out my 3 acres of I&C peas in a week! I think I need to plant other things with it next year. Thinking about Sunn Hemp, Sun Flowers and Sorghum.
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Old 05-21-2022, 06:00 PM   #28
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I’ve been lucky so far.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:53 PM   #29
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Deer cleaned out my 3 acres of I&C peas in a week! I think I need to plant other things with it next year. Thinking about Sunn Hemp, Sun Flowers and Sorghum.
Bummer! Bet it was fun while it lasted for them. My spring plants stalled out due to lack of rain and got wiped out too.
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Old 05-21-2022, 10:50 PM   #30
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4 week old food plot...needed the rain tonight as it was getting dryName:  20220520_173740.jpg
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:47 PM   #31
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You done well. Looks mighty fine
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Old 05-25-2022, 11:24 AM   #32
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Deer cleaned out my 3 acres of I&C peas in a week! I think I need to plant other things with it next year. Thinking about Sunn Hemp, Sun Flowers and Sorghum.
Headed to my place this weekend to see how they have treated my plots, which were mixed with peas, okra and sunn hemp. Stay tuned...
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:06 PM   #33
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Beargrass - what did you plant ? Plot looks good
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:57 PM   #34
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Awesome
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 AM   #35
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The deer are hitting my cowpeas pretty good now. It was new to them this year so it was able to grow without being wiped out. Next year will have different results Iím sure.
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Gumbo - those look great
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM   #37
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Gumbo, is that a recent picture or from a month ago? I haven’t had any rain on my plots for over a month. Mine are almost dried up.
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Gumbo, is that a recent picture or from a month ago? I haven’t had any rain on my plots for over a month. Mine are almost dried up.
Those pictures are about 1 1/2 weeks ago. We had 3 rains in 5 days totaling 1 3/8 rain. And I might add that the rains were in between Onalaska and Groveton. All 3 rains stayed North of the lake with nothing here at my house and I’m 13 miles by road.

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