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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 03:36 PM
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Tried about 4 of their seeds, really couldn't see any difference vs farmer grade except price.
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 09:04 AM
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Hi Louise,I hope you

Hi Louise,I hope you're feeling beettr, certainly sounds like you're having the best time and I am very much enjoying keeping up with yout journey!Best regards,Elaine (Goa)

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They probably get more protien out of their plants do to genetics but as far as plot success I can't see much difference/money. Even with lime/fertilizer I'm not getting the good plant growth I would like to see. Soil ph is 7.2-7.5 so that's not a problem. I can't get enough clover growth to even think of mowing so I started planting a blend of clover/brassica/chickory. I get maybe a 30-40% germination so I think the problem is in the seed bed. Still working out the kinks.
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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maybe try that "grow coat" anyway good luck with the plot.
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Have all fall/winter to work on it. See where Whitetail institute has another new seed out, called double cross. Its a blend of clover/brassicas. Seems like I've already tried that, just add chickory and ...hey wait a minute can I sue for them using my blend idea???? When I look at their sample test plots I get po'd cause I just can't get one to grow 1/2 as well. Maybe cause their the experts... you think maybe. Anyway its fun to work the soil as a hobby. My hats off to all farmers and their knowledge/labors.

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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 06:26 PM
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Because I am unable to travel the property owner is going to plant buckwheat in the two food plots for this fall. Anyone have any input as to nutrition of buckwheat? When does it mature, when do deer start to eat it? Will it carry over till spring? Thanks for any help! HM
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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 09:38 AM
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not to ride on the coat tails of huntingman (super info) what ever seeds you do get buy from where the local farms get there seeds. (Co-op) is what they call them in northern MI. Even the old men in there can lend some help on what crops do the best. I would also put a mineral lick close to 1 or 2 of your plots just to hold your breeder does and mature bucks in the areas.
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Thats a good info site thanks, looks like it has more protien than corn. After seeing so many inferior bucks this year, the mineral blocks or suppliments may be needed.
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