Any experience with a radish plot?

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ThisGirlHunts
 
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Any experience with a radish plot?

Postby ThisGirlHunts » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:39 pm

This is our first time planting a food plot in Northwestern PA. We've doing lots of reading & research and are interested in at least partially planting our food plot with Trophy radishes (or one of the similar varieties like Groundhog radishes). If anyone can answer our questions or has first-hand experience with radishes, we'd like to hear from you.

What would you recommend planting with the radishes?
We know they are a winter crop; would it be possible to plant them in the spring, too?
What's your general experiences with how radishes grow in PA/how deer feed on them?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!

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Re: Any experience with a radish plot?

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:17 am

Clover is always a good choice to plant with anything, but you might also consider and annual grain that will not shade out the radishes. Oats or winter wheat might be a good choice. I find it best to give deer a variety of choices when creating a food plot.

Radishes would be considered a brassica similar to turnips and one of the things that will make a brassica attractive to dear is that after it turns cold and your have frost the leaves will create more sugar making the plant more palatable. So planting radishes in the spring probably not attract deer as much as planting them in the fall.
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