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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    I always try to shoot for the last week of July or first week of August. Whichever has better chance for rain.

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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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    Thank you very much sir... Appreciate the tip and info...

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    When you plant these do you just portion out and put it all in one spreader? If so how do you portion? Because I have a little food plot and by little i mean like 15 yards by 20 yards and last year I incidentally overseeded and choked out my radishes. Just curious!
     
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    I use the same spreader, but I spread each thing individually. I do this because they are all different seed sizes. They all take a little bit different seed depth so that makes it a little tougher but I just shoot for 1/4" deep or so. This year I might till it, plant the peas, drag it, plant the rest and then pack it. That way the peas get a little deeper but the rest stays shallow.

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    Hey Great White.. When you say till and plant, do you mean actually just till it... Dont pack, or drag it before you throw the pea seeds out..... How deep do you till it... 2 to 3 inches... Thanks

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    I use a 3pt tiller, till the ground, broadcast the seed and then pack it. I try to till about 2". I don't pack or drag before broadcasting.

    This year I am going to try to till, broadcast the peas, drag it to get them a little deeper, broadcast the rest of the mix and then pack it.
     
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