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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
Hunting Man
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
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The first year I planted brassicas they did great, the bulbs were 4-6" in diameter, 6-8" long and the plants were 30" tall. I have not been able to get a good repeat though. This year I am going to do my best to get in some decent plots. The nice thing about brassicas is the deer won't touch the plants till after the first frost then they mow them down because of the sugar content in the leaves, sugar beet family, with high protein content like 35%. The deer will then dig out the bulbs even with frozen ground. Deer densities have dropped off for several years in PA where I hunt. Hopefully in mid to late May the ground will be ready to till! I still have a small amount of clover and chickory growing from past years. We have some needed camp work to do also which will require a 4 day weekend. We're putting in a 250 gal propane tank but have to trench a long line to the camp through rock, yea
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