Throw and grow

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by riverboss, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    anyone have any luck just throwing it out?
     
  2. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    I’ve planted it, it will grow. It never had any luck. But that’s me. Maybe others have.
     
  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    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
     
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  4. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    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.
     
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    What mix of seed is it? Clover?
     
  6. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    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.
     
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  7. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

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    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.
     
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  8. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    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.
     
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  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    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.
     
  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    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.
     
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  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    I've thrown it out, and it grew up nice and tall and green, because the deer never touched it lol might as well grow a patch of johnson grass
     
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  12. woodsman92

    woodsman92 10 pointer

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    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
     
  13. hunter40502

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    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.
     
  14. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Sure doesn't sound like it was worth it! Thanks I may try something else.
     
  15. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    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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