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Best Hoyt Hunter 01-05-2014 08:24 PM

sugar beats
 
Going to try out sugar beats this year for my food plot anyone know good places to get seeds?

Hunting Man 01-05-2014 08:53 PM

you probably don't want to plant regular farmer sugar beets but deer type turnip beets. You can get seeds at most Bass Pro, Cabelas, Tractor supply, maybe talk to a local grain supply seller and maybe he can mix you up a blend of seeds. Go on-line to Bass Pro and look up deer plot seed mixes.

Best Hoyt Hunter 01-05-2014 09:02 PM

Thanks thats exactly what I needed to know.

Gamestalker 01-06-2014 12:39 PM

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.

Hunting Man 01-06-2014 03:36 PM

GS, I've never heard of that as there are so many rape seed products out there that I now have to do my homework.


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