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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by beauhunter41031, Aug 1, 2019.
If you had to pick one to plant a small 1/8 acre plot. What would you go with?
I would not choose just 1. There are many good blends out there. Having a variety of offerings increases the chances of deer browsing your plot.
He asked what would you use, I would say radish. Didn't have any luck with turnips
None of those in my area of KY. I would consider rye, oats, winter wheat first and (maybe) incorporate a few of the brassicas to that.
If you are wanting something for late season I would go with turnips and cereal grain rye..
Deer avoided turnips at my farm til a couple hard freezes hit them. After that, they mowed em' down to the dirt.
Friend of mine sewed tall tine tubers the last two years in Metcalfe county. He said they wore them out like nothing else he's ever put out. Started browsing as soon as they were up, and stayed on them all season.
I go with rape, turnips, and radish. Rape is a good volume of forage used most of the time that it is available that also offers roots/stalk sought out in late season. Turnip greens aren't sought out till after frost time which allows tubers to grow, tubers pretty much could last till spring if not eaten late season. Radish offers great browse which grows back after getting hit, radish tubers will rot out before late season. Deer will nail the rotten radish tubers pretty quick. So if I had to pick one it would be turnips to hold deer longer. I usually plant an area heavier in one depending on the effect that I'm looking for but add the others for variety.
I planted Tall Tine Tubers last year, the deer really liked them. I've got two 1/2 acre to 3/4 acre new plots this year, going to try some of Hancock Seed blend in them. Blue Lupine, Oats, Wheat, Peas and Grain Rye.... May throw some brassicas or radishes into the mix as well.
Radish. To see why, watch this video.
BTW, if this is for your cove you were asking about a few weeks ago, I’m thinking next year you need to plant it in sweet corn.
If you are looking for something to hunt Sept- late Nov definitely Radishes. If your looking for a late season food source then Turnips for sure. After a couple hard frosts the Radishes will start to turn into mush and dissolve back into the ground if not eaten.