Thanks and thats a good ?...because I'm a tad...lets say particular about my plots...well I'M CHEAP AND HATE WASTING $...lol
I just posted pics in the "how are your plots growing...it shows a brand new plot that was an experiment and I took the "shortcut"...so you'll notice it is full of timothy that the farmer had planted more than 20years ago!...which is Ok because...I decided to buy a $8.00 bag of seed corn and disc it in as cover to the new BW/ bracc plot....Dang if even after squirrels...turkey and crows ate an awful lot of the seed it grew and then the deer just kept topping it off and it still regrew...So now I know I can plant corn as a cover for cheap....All I did in that area was kill once and disc....I normally kill...disc then kill and disc again. Then all new plots go to buckwheat in the spring with a walk over of turnips /rape seed in Aug.
I do this for a couple of years and lime every year until I have the PH just so and then depending on soil (wet/dry...sunny shade)...by this time I have managed to get most of all the persistant perennial weeds under control. I then plant perennials and maintain them thru mowing...heres a ppic of that corn and how the deer are still topping it....there are braccs amongst the weeds in the front of pic...this plot as you can see from my mowing is going to be expanded next season...I'll spray down the mowed area this fall....
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