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Postby gtk » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:46 pm

Spent about three hours discing about two acres Saturday. I barely scratched the dirt, just enough to kill the grass..

Today, no chance of rain and guess what it does? It rains hard at my house for 15 minutes, and 6 miles away where I hunt, not a drop. :?
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Postby jbullard1 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:50 pm

Ive spent most of this weekend on a dozer pushing fire lanes and clearing food plots and eating dust dust and more dust Ill be glad to get some rain so I can plant something :) Saw several deer all does or spikes
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Postby gtk » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:50 pm

its actually thundering outside.... rain has still evaded the area though.
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Postby jbullard1 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:12 am

:D :D I like this rain Went to the seed store and got ready for this weekend :D :D
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Postby ufgators68 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:17 am

Been raining here, all day. My plots are probably washed away. :?
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Postby gtk » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:29 am

we got a steady rain for a couple hours...

supposedly this "cold" front is coming thru, but its HOT outside right now.
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Postby ufgators68 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:03 pm

gtk wrote:we got a steady rain for a couple hours...

supposedly this "cold" front is coming thru, but its HOT outside right now.


I know it was raining at 2 this morning, thunder woke me up, and it just stopped about 15 minutes ago. 8)
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Postby jbullard1 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:28 pm

:D :D I got all my firelanes and foodplots planted. The rain predicted for tomorrow should get them off to a good start. We saw several large tracks on the back side of he property and put a trailcam up maybe we can find a goodun for my grandson :D :D
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Postby gtk » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:08 am

I think I'm going to take off work this Friday and get mine planted. We have gotten a good rain or two since I tried discing, so it should break up reall good.
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:16 am

I have to spread lime this weekend but other than that all of my plots are planted. Unless someone comes up with another spot to plant.

I've been hearing about deer being seen coming from a pasture behind my house and I think I might stick a plot out there and some peanut butter or something to get their attention.
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Postby gtk » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:01 am

honestly, I hate to put a bunch of $$ in a plot this year, considering we may not be hunting the place next year :? But then again, if I dont plant and we end up being able to hunt the farm, I will be wishing I had of planted!!
I may just go with the old "cheap-but-easy" wheat field !
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:05 am

gtk wrote:honestly, I hate to put a bunch of $$ in a plot this year, considering we may not be hunting the place next year :? But then again, if I dont plant and we end up being able to hunt the farm, I will be wishing I had of planted!!
I may just go with the old "cheap-but-easy" wheat field !


That's always a good thing. Wheat will grow in near about any condition. :lol: :lol: I had a small wheat field growing in the bed of an old truck. We used it to spread wheat on a huge dove field and I left a bunch of seeds back there under the tool box. After a month or so I had a very nice stand of wheat. 8)
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Postby jbullard1 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:06 am

:?: Anyone have any ideas on something else to plant so far Ive planted chicory, 2 clovers, wheat, oats. rye grass, rape, kale, broadleaf mustard and 3 types of turnips. I have a 300+ yard by 60 foot fire lane to plant :?:
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Postby gtk » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:30 am

SOunds like you have just about got it all..

A firelane huh? Is it real shady? You could always try some Austrian WInter Peas ?
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Postby ufgators68 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:38 am

I checked my plots yesterday when I went to check my trail cam and the ones that I planted two weekends ago are starting to come up. They ought to explode after getting fertilized this past weekend along with the rain yesterday. :D :D

I have quit a variety myself...lol. Biologic Green Patch Plus, Biologic Buckhunters Blend, Plot Spike mix and a mix of wheat, austrian winter peas and oats from the local feed mill.

I got the Biologic cheap or it'd have stayed on the shelf, the Plot Spike was given to me to try out in the sandy soil on my number 2 hunting spot. I bought the stuff from the feed mill because I didn't feel like driving 30 minutes to WalMart. :oops:
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Postby jbullard1 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:13 am

:wink: It has to be called a firelane so the forestry service will help pay for the reforestation :) Its not shady 10ft high bushes Austrian winter peas might even help with the turkeys :P
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Postby gtk » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:49 am

if you plant the austrian winter peas, make sure you plant enough that some make it... I didnt plant enough, and the deer kept the tops clipped off and never let them mature.
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Postby jbnance » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:59 am

I planted about 3/4 acre of ryegrass and clover this year. I have never use clover but it seems to be doing good. It rained 2 days after I planted
and then fertilized it a week later and got luck with the rain again. So far so good
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Postby gtk » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:02 am

Well, so much for planting food plots today :? I got my wheat/clover/austrian wnter peas yesterday


and now


its raining... hasnt rained ALL summer and now its going to start raining EVERY weekend... :roll:
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Postby jbullard1 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:07 am

What did you have to pay for the peas?
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Postby ufgators68 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:14 am

Come hell or high water, I'm putting out the freaking lime this weekend. I'm for dang sure not going to do it the following weekend. :lol: :lol:
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Postby gtk » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:19 am

jbullard... i paid $18.50 for a 50 pound bag.
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Postby jbullard1 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:38 pm

Planted the austrian winter peas today just before the rain :) the other seeds planted last weekend are up and looking good :D there were lots of tracks in the firelanes some big ones on the back side also saw several acorns I quess the oaks made some this year 8)
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Postby gtk » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:04 am

I figure by Wednesday of this week, it should be dry enough for me to get in and fix my foodplots.... So, I figure by Wed the rain will move back in...



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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:55 am

I am completely done planting and fertilizing, finally. 8) 8) I even have the poison ivy to show for all of my hard work. :x
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