Throw and grow

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
10,168
Ky
Im a skeptic. Will some grow? sure. Would i do it in a hard to get to spot to help my chances at a good deer? absolutely

does it compare to tilling or drilling? Hell no
 

riverboss

12 pointer
Jan 26, 2009
7,373
northern ky
Thanks I put out a bag just to see, never tested the soil but I had cleaned up a spot under some big oaks and it had alot of clear ground after I mowed and cleaned up the leaves.
Soil looked good and dark but had yrs of old dead leaves keeping it from growing any grass.
Next yr I will till it and plant something better.
 

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
10,168
Ky
Thanks I put out a bag just to see, never tested the soil but I had cleaned up a spot under some big oaks and it had alot of clear ground after I mowed and cleaned up the leaves.
Soil looked good and dark but had yrs of old dead leaves keeping it from growing any grass.
Next yr I will till it and plant something better.
What mix of seed is it? Clover?
 

riverboss

12 pointer
Jan 26, 2009
7,373
northern ky
I didn't even read the bag just something I picked up at Walmart for$10.00, if I didn't throw it away yet I will look tomorrow.
I hope some of it comes up.
 

beauhunter41031

12 pointer
Jan 1, 2018
2,674
Cynthiana, Ky
Hopefully you’ll get a good rain before any dang birds pick it off. We’ve done something like that throw and go couple years ago after broadcasting I took a mulch rake and Jaggard up the area Then we all grabbed a beer and walked around for 10 minutes kinda packing it in.
 

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
10,168
Ky
Generally speaking the main ingredient will be rye and will green quickly with moisture and contact with the dirt. Draws in more hunter dollars than deer.
I cant believe the amount of rye grass some if these products contain. Others seem to be good mixes, just overpriced, but ill buy them on clearance. I always check it for ryegrass before buying them.
 

xbokilla

12 pointer
Jun 28, 2012
14,081
Ted Nugent swears by it or used to anyway. Of course, they probably paid him a few bucks, and I don’t mean deer, to promote it.
 

woodsman92

10 pointer
Feb 16, 2019
1,653
Russell Co
I tried it last year. Remote spot and I don’t own any equipment. I sprayed it, waited a bit, went back weedeated the brush down and broadcast the throw and grow. And I fertilized it. Forget what all was suppose to be in the bag, but a few turnips were all that came up. Deer never touched them
 

hunter40502

8 pointer
Mar 5, 2014
957
Washington County
I cant believe the amount of rye grass some if these products contain. Others seem to be good mixes, just overpriced, but ill buy them on clearance. I always check it for ryegrass before buying them.

Right, I think they put rye grass in it because it looks nice, but deer don't eat grass hardly at all unless nothing else is around.
 

littlebear

12 pointer
Aug 21, 2007
4,878
the woods
Rye grass grows very easy. Most throw and grows have a high percentage of it in it. It comes up, looks pretty and green and gives the hunter the idea he has a nice plot that’s good. In reality that’s all it is because deer don’t like eating ryegrass.
 


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