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Author Topic: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...  (Read 881 times)

Offline Split toe

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Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« on: May 11, 2016, 02:03:33 PM »
I've had a very busy past month and a half. When turkey hunting just one time this year. Went on my annual fishing trip the first of April, then to the Walleye Blast on Lake Erie and then my wife an I drove out to Denver, Co for a week to help her brother move and picked up a gun safe and brought it back home as it was left in his new house and didn't want it. My wife left a few days ago headed to Amsterdam for a 12 day cruise  of Scandinavia and Russia departing Copenhagen. It's a good thing I'm retired as I stay so busy I don't have time to work anymore...

I planted a little over an acre of Power Plant on the back side of my property on the power line. The weather man is calling for rain the next two days so I'm hoping my timing is good.
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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 03:29:29 PM »
I know what you mean, i don't know how i had time for work after i retired!!

Hope you plot comes up good and you get a chance to rest soon!! ##$%#11
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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 04:48:38 PM »
good luck on the rain. I was planning on planting sunflowers this weekend, but it doesn't look like my tree tubes will arrive on time. it's too far to go for just one project.

let us know how it comes along
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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 05:20:57 AM »
It's always a good feeling to get it planted just in time for a good soaker.  Hope it comes up nice.

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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 06:08:46 AM »
I had a bag of Whitetail Institute Power Plant ready to go in the ground this Spring also.
Son and his family gave me a bag of Lab Lab for Christmas, so wife tells me to plant that instead behind the house. 

I plant Whitetail Institute Power Plant every Spring so the gals can carry/have their healthy fawns and the boys can grown those nice horns.

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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 06:47:06 AM »
Ya...Well we had a freeze the other night...so such thing go in in June here. This year I decided to try another summer mix. I am risking the buck coming in and staying but maybe it won't  be like with the soybeans.
 I will put in a mix of Lab/lab plus ....to this I am adding Sun Hemp, frost master winter peas,iron claypeas..,sunflowers. To hedge my bet I will lay down some red and white clover over the top...If the deer / birds hammer it before it gets a chance to establish well then I will at least have something growing.

The trail plot I planted  with the seed I found..well it took one week for the birds to eat most of the seed...Then I had a shimmer of hope..I went down and threw some red clover over it and noticed some of the buried seed sprouting through. Well it got 2 ins tall and 2 crow went there and methodically snipped off almost every single blade and left it sitting on top of the soil...just like they do with my corn plantings. That took them another week... :2)




   
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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 07:55:28 AM »
PJ - I planted Lab Lab one time and it really grows thick and viney.  Not as tall as Power Plant, but heavy and thick.  Best of luck.

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Re: Finally got my Power Plant in the ground...
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 11:07:50 AM »
PJ - I planted Lab Lab one time and it really grows thick and viney.  Not as tall as Power Plant, but heavy and thick.  Best of luck.

I over planted it in the Annual winter rye, red clover and rape.  Rye and clover have seeding heads now.

We shall see.
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