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Author Topic: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.  (Read 484 times)

Offline russcat

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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »
Sounds like you are doing it right.  I was going to suggest lime and a heavy application but it appears you have handled it.  From my experience with piney woods the soil is acidic. Sometimes it's hard to get it close to neutral. 
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2017, 05:28:34 PM »
Here are a few pictures of the little long lean strip between the pine rows.
1-size of seed
2-walking with the little spreader
3-old bed spring drag
4-covering the seed

I had to use a little hand held spreader to put out the clover, every other thing we had would not handle the clover as there are 3/4 million seeds in a pound and they would leak out any small hole or crack.
I read where some dude used an old set of bed springs for a drag, so I tried that idea and it seems to have worked.  Now we need a little bit of a shower.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2017, 05:30:59 PM »
We had visitors about an hour after we finished covering the clover seed.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2017, 06:03:49 PM »
Looking good.  As a kid we used old metal bed springs or chain link fence for drags when seeding lawns, generally used a few cinder blocks on top to help them work the soil a bit more uniformly (eliminate some of the bounce).
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2017, 06:37:26 PM »
i use an old cast iron fence section as a drag. it works well as long as it not too wet or there isn't too much debris

looks good. i hope you get some rain
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »
It is about 9:20 pm and the rain has just started Thank you, Lord! @--0--0123
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 Today 10/23, our rain gauge showed 0.7" overnight! Just right on the little plot.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 03:36:12 PM »
you're a lucky man. congrats
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 10:59:07 PM »
Here is what's happening with the Durana Clover.  It has started showing up, the patch is covered with pine straw from the winds from the storm a few weeks back.  As we said earlier, it probably won't be a factor this year but should be a draw by working next year this time.  The adjacent oat patch is doing well, the deer are using it.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 08:29:26 AM »
It is looking good. All your hard work is paying off.
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Re: Starting a new food plot within planted pines.
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 04:37:50 PM »
looks good. not much green up here anymore
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