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Food Plots!
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:54:08 AM »
Getting ready for fall food plot planting 8) and was wondering what others in central Georgia are planting and having luck with.

I have good luck with forage oats, rape, and a little clover mixed in. I'm not super particular and probably don't prep as well as I should but a reasonable weed kill, plowing, seeding, and rolling work satisfactorily as long as it rains some.

I've tried sunflower and soybeans. They get eaten as soon as they sprout.  :'(

I've done 3way and 5way mix but I like to put clover on top.

I do 5-6 plots on 200 acres. Plots are mostly 1/2-1 acre in size.

So, hunters and watchers, whatcha planting this year?

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Re: Food Plots!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 10:00:53 AM »
I put in a tiny plot of radish and turnip on a small dirt hill ive dozed up from stripping the top soil so the area doesnt brush in and obstruct the shot.  Its a narrow lane from a blind on another hill in my back yard.  The deer needs to be standing in a real specific spot for alignment thru the trees.

I also put pokeweed seeds in there.  its covered in native weeds theyve been chewing.  When fall comes all that will lean over but the turnip will hopefully stay thru much of winter.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 10:15:16 AM »
I put some of those big radishes in a few years ago and the deer didn't seem to bother them much. They will be on the oats a week or two after planting if it rains.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 06:16:15 PM »
Sorry i shoulda clarified.  I companion planted the radish to keep the flea beetles off the turnips.  Or atleast reduce the damage.
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Re: Food Plots!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 09:05:42 PM »
I do not plant food plots but the deer seem to eat everything we try to grow.I see others here plant food plots and they fence it off so it gets a chance to grow.We used to grow 5 acres of beets but the deer would eat them to the ground I even tried mixing them in with turnips but they still mowed just the beets down .There is 100 acres of alfalfa planted around my house and there is 50 deer a day here but they also eat the corn soybeans and apples every day .Good luck in your planting

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 07:47:52 PM »
I have six acres I split it up with winter rye oats and winter peas .
the other half is ground hog radish and purple top turnips .
I also have two clover plots about two acres lightly seeded with forage radishes for when the clover runs out .The clover plots are seperate from the six acres .

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Re: Food Plots!
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 08:39:44 AM »

A few years ago, I think I had some cajun deer in my garden, they seemed to really like my green peppers!!  :D
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 11:49:05 AM »
Radish and turnips are coming up and this weekend I will plant winter rye. One more time of winter rye in a couple weeks. My plots are new this year from cleared forest so we hit them with 2500lbs of lime this summer. Also tried buckwheat this spring to build the soil but the deer decided that they liked it better. 


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