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Author Topic: Ripped up the plot!  (Read 585 times)

Offline King Ben

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Ripped up the plot!
« on: August 24, 2016, 08:53:12 AM »
This is probably one of the worst food plot years I've had in a long time.  My spring perennial (chicory) started growing then died due to drought.  I am going to wait until next year to try again with a perennial.  I just finished ripping my other food plot (2/3 acres) in preparation for tilling and planting this weekend.  It, however, is so lumpy with piles of dead grass from bush hogging it earlier this spring grass just matted up under the ripper.  Hopefully the tiller can "smooth" it out.  Here are a couple of pictures.  This is one area separated by four trees in the middle somewhat making it two plots totaling 2/3 acre.  You can see the stand I moved to the edge before ripping ("front section" picture). Look at the depth I was getting with the spring tooth in the picture titled "ripping".  That is a good 6-8 inches.  Hopefully I will get some drone pictures this weekend to show the layout better.

Offline Snortweeze

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Re: Ripped up the plot!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 08:59:07 AM »
Good deal, I hope you get it all planted before the next rainy spell.
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Offline BLUETOE

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Re: Ripped up the plot!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 12:57:13 PM »
Looking good The tiller should smooth it out some. Good luck hope it all come up!
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Ripped up the plot!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 04:37:06 PM »
Looking good the tiller should take care of things. We're planting our plots this weekend also...best of luck!
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Offline yari

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Re: Ripped up the plot!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 05:26:44 PM »
i'm w/ you. worst plot year ever. i'm a month behind. if all goes well, i'll be all in this weekend

that is some good depth. you must not have many rocks and light soil?

good luck
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Ripped up the plot!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 05:37:24 PM »
I planted 2-3 plots in mid may this year that were a complete bust due to the drought, but honestly would have lost half anyway due to the way they had to dispose of the silt from my pond work.  But a couple of weeks ago I sowed some of Snort's Buckatash and some clover, both are thriving with the rain and cooler temps.  Good luck Ben!
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