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Offline yari

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planting bug
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:19:57 PM »
a buddy and I went 50 miles to food plot seminar last night. it was one of the best plot seminars I've been to. the speaker actually knew what he was talking about and he had a good speech.

the food was poor except the cookies and brownies. the drink is always good. now all I need is a normal year and no floods so I can get some planting done. after last year, I need to catch up

only 4 months before I can plant. I think I need to back down a bit  ???. oh well, at least I have a plan  @--0--0117 @--0--0117
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Re: planting bug
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 05:51:42 AM »
Our last frost can happen in the first part of April.  Last year we had a false Spring and then back to back freezes a couple days apart with 70s in-between.  Had no plums, few apples and pears.

This false Spring is even earlier and longer.  Is the other shoe gonna fall or NOT??    ???   @--0--0117   :2)   ##$%#1119 


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Offline Madgomer

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Re: planting bug
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 07:53:42 AM »
I'll be planting some stuff in late April, but need to sit down and get a plan laid out.  Want to get some sorghum or sunflowers down for birds, and planning a patch of Powerplant for later in the year, but need to sort it all out.  May need to call Snortwheeze for another bag of his Buckatash.
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Re: planting bug
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 10:56:09 AM »
We've encountered several early, early springs only to be disappointed by a late cold spell.  We've even had snow flurries in March here in the Florida Panhandle, only a few times but it is possible.  We have a Mulberry tree leafed out with fruit set @--0--0117.  Our best natural indicator that winter is officially over is usually the Pecan trees. 
I disked up several of our garden plots a week or so back and we promptly had over two inches of rain added to already saturated land which makes working it not at all practical.
Years ago most of the corn and watermelons would have already been planted by now.  I've seen big fields with a Styrofoam cup placed on every "possum eared" watermelon plant to save it from a late winter cold snap, very labor intensive.  The issue was the early market vs. the later market, the difference between .02 cents and maybe .15 cents per pound, that adds up quick.
The green up in the woods keeps the deer happy and this year the woods have stayed palatable for Bambi and crew.  They have hardly touched the wheat of Rye grain plots as in the past when we had a more severe winter.  In fact due to our drought situation in the fall, the food plots are now about where they would be in late November and early December, lookin' good but the season finally ends tomorrow evening.
Lookin' forward to planting our vegetable garden along with a patch of red corn and also some summer/warm season legumes for the deer.  That will probably be Iron & Clay cow/field peas.
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Offline buckone1

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Re: planting bug
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 03:02:45 PM »
I know how you feel Yari!  I will be able to plant in about a month--late March to April.

Some flowers are about to bloom here due to the warm spring!!

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