Beets, radish or turnips?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by beauhunter41031, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    If you had to pick one to plant a small 1/8 acre plot. What would you go with?
  2. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

    Apr 10, 2019
    Hardin County
    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.
  3. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 12 pointer

    Jan 19, 2016
    He asked what would you use, I would say radish. Didn't have any luck with turnips
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  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
  5. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

    Apr 9, 2012
    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.
  6. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
    If you are wanting something for late season I would go with turnips and cereal grain rye..
  7. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
    Turnips here.
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  8. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

    Dec 9, 2001
    Deer avoided turnips at my farm til a couple hard freezes hit them. After that, they mowed em' down to the dirt.
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  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    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.
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  10. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

    Jun 27, 2019
    Lewis county, KY
    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.

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  11. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

    Oct 19, 2004
    breckinridge county
    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.
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  12. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

    Dec 10, 2001
    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.
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  13. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

    Aug 31, 2012
  14. wildcatfan

    wildcatfan Spike

    Dec 20, 2013
    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.
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