Favorite Fall Plot mix

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  1. copperhead

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    Just wanted to ask what your favorite Fall Food plot mixes are? Interested to see how they vary and how similar they might be. Whatcha got?
     
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    Clover and clover and some alfalfa.
     
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    Winter rye, oats, radish and clover is my go to mix
     
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    Cereal rye, barley, oats, Austrian winter peas, kale and sugar beets.
     
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    Winter rye, winter peas, clover and radish.
     
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    When do you plant this....?? end of August first of Sept....or sooner
     
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    What kind of clover you put with it, variety... Etc

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    Typically whatever we have left over at work that is going to be thrown out haha.

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    I plant this mix on my farm (~late August): groundhog radish, dwarf essex rape, winter wheat, red clover & balansa clover.
    On the local Navy Base where the deer density is higher, I plant: radish, rape, winter rye, purple top turnip, red clover and fixation clover.
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    Why the two different clovers.. One at each place.. Whats the difference or benefits between the two... Thanks for your time

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    oats, forage peas, winter wheat and rye grain.. This is going to be in another plot i have... Im thinking of adding

    2 different clovers (Which clovers would you use)
    Kale
    Forage Radishes

    Anyone have any input on what clovers to use...
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    Balansa (also sold as "fixation" clover - my mistake in using two names for the same clover) clover is a cool season annual clover. It is very attractive to deer in winter, and produces a lot of forage with the spring warm up, but dies off after it goes to seed in late spring. The red clover (a biennial clover) will provide a preferred late spring/summer forage until I plant the mix again.
    (I am going to experiment with "frosty" berseem clover this year, an annual berseem clover that is a more cold tolerant than other berseems).

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    Personally I like ladino and red clover mixed. Adding kale into the mix is a jackpot, turns out deer love kale more than these urban hipsters and hippies! If you can get kohlrabi seed cheap, throw a little in, they go bonkers for it after a good frost.
     
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