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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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sugar beats

Going to try out sugar beats this year for my food plot anyone know good places to get seeds?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 08:53 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks thats exactly what I needed to know.
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post #4 of 5 (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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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 03:36 PM
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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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