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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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I planted Brassica Blend that included the purple top turnip type of beets. The deer won't start coming to them until a good cold snap makes them sweeten up. The first year I planted them, we had a warm fall & the deer weren't interested in them untill season was about 3/4 over and by then they had gone nocturnal, only hitting the plot at night.

At a later time, I attended a seminar put on by wildlife bioligist Dr. Kroll. He reccomends planting other crops instead of the Brassica Blend because the beets/turnips are actually toxic to the deer even though they like them. Now, I plant more sweet peas, beans, clovers, etc instead of the Brassica Blends.
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