How early to plant food plot?

Blazed
 
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How early to plant food plot?

Postby Blazed » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:31 am

I had some great success with turnips this past fall in Sauk County. After Oct1 had deer on them every night/mornng I hunted. The plants did not get very tall before the first frost, or I think it would have atracted more, Usually, only 1-2 a hunt, and mostly doe. I planted Aug 5 last fall. I'm 
wondeing if I plant sooner, will I get bigger plants or bigger weed problems? The weeds were just starting to catch the turnips before snow, of course there wasn't much left of the turnips by then. I did not do a good job with weeds before planting though. I plan to do better against them this year.  
 
What date is the earliest you've planted turnips with success?
 
Also, any luck with chicory or buckwheat? When should these be planted?
 
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RE: How early to plant food plot?

Postby Goose » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:27 am

From what I've read, you planted in the right time frame.
Hopefully some others will have some better advice for you because I will be planting them as well this summer.
Jake

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RE: How early to plant food plot?

Postby Nubs » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:40 pm

I've always heard to plant turnips middle of July, by the time season roles around they should be going pretty good.


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