Summer plots, what are ya planting?

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  1. Okiebob

    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just put in my order for my summer plot seed. I ordered this mix from Hancock Seed.
    10% Hulled Aeschynomene
    10% Alyce Clover
    10% Sunn Hemp
    10% Dwarf Deer Corn
    10% Japanese Millet
    15% WGF Sorghum
    15% Peredovic Sunflowers
    20% Iron/Clay Cowpeas

    Normally I go through my Co-op but Hancock seed has this mix a friend used last year so I thought I would give it a try. I ordered 50#'s of the mix and another 20#'s of sunn hemp. I also was able to order 10#'s of Sainfoin from another source, going to see how well it grows down here in Oklahoma. I am planting May 5th if the weather cooperates. So what are y'all planting? Anyone have planting experience with Sainfoin?
     
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    bowhtr1 Weekend Warrior

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    I'm planting the first two things on you list. Jointvetch and clover.

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    I don't plant mixes anymore unless all seeds are about the same size and grow at the same speed.
    Way to many $ wasted planting blends.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Same here. However, I helped plant this friends plot last year and was surprised by this mix doing so well. I think the trick to planting blends is to run a harrow over it first with the teeth set shallow and roll it after broadcasting. I have and old commercial hot water heater tank I converted into a landscape roller and have had good success with it. Well, that and I am good about only discing down about 2-3" versus sinking the thing as deep as I can get it.
     
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    Im mostly maintaining a few clover plots and will be putting some beans, peas, sunflowers and buck wheat in one plot.

    I planted the same mix you did last year in Virginia. It came up great but the sorghum seemed to take over the plot. That could be because the deer ate the others when they were coming up. :-)
     
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    This is the first year I can say I have no idea. I do have two clover plots I need to spray and fertalize. I have two hay plots to fertilize and I have enough clover / chicory seed for an acre planting. I am not sure where that will go yet. Right now I an waiting to do weed kills. I believe this may be a mostly late summer fall year for me. I have a few new spots and several old ones that will see winter rye,turnips rap,kale,possibly late summer beans.
     
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    This is the first year I can say I have no idea. I do have two clover plots I need to spray and fertalize. I have two hay plots to fertilize and I have enough clover / chicory seed for an acre planting. I am not sure where that will go yet. Right now I an waiting to do weed kills. I believe this may be a mostly late summer fall year for me. I have a few new spots and several old ones that will see winter rye,turnips rap,kale,possibly late summer beans.
     
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    Clover and more clover the deer love it.
     
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