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#5966896 - 10/07/15 09:41 PM food plots?
dogdown23 Offline
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Just curious how many of you are waiting on rain in the forecast before u plant your seed? I planted 2 weeks ago when the forecast showed a 65% during the night. Needless to say I ended up with the 35% part of the forecast. What are the odds of it sprouting when it finally gets rain?
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#5966932 - 10/07/15 09:59 PM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
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If it was oats then oats will lay a long time in dry ground. I have had it lay 2 months or more and still come up when it rains(as long as it was covered). Wheat might not last as long.
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#5967233 - 10/08/15 08:27 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
rickym Offline
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And lots of people are waiting on the rain
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#5967235 - 10/08/15 08:30 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
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texas is a big state & changes in weather, ya'll know the saying... Havent planted food plot this year... Usualy have it in by now as you have said... Here we Blessed usualy early morning walk will get tenmishoes wet from dew on ground.. Been thinking bout working up the area under feeder, kerp it bair for checking tracks... Got half bag of seed, spinner messed up, not throwing corn... Been pudding corn in a pile for pic's... Best wishes flag
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#5967244 - 10/08/15 08:35 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
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I planted mine when I had a 80 percent chance of rain and nothing happened. That was two weeks ago and they are just sitting. Seeds will last years out in the dirt and be just fine. I wouldn't worry about them, it's just a matter of when the rain comes and how many the birds eat. I have a 40 % chance of rain for tomorrow, so tonight I'm going to plant another area to see if Rye Cereal does anything. First time to give it a try, so I'm very curious.

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#5967281 - 10/08/15 09:00 AM Re: food plots? [Re: EddieWalker]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
I planted mine when I had a 80 percent chance of rain and nothing happened. That was two weeks ago and they are just sitting. Seeds will last years out in the dirt and be just fine. I wouldn't worry about them, it's just a matter of when the rain comes and how many the birds eat. I have a 40 % chance of rain for tomorrow, so tonight I'm going to plant another area to see if Rye Cereal does anything. First time to give it a try, so I'm very curious.

depends on how the rain falls, if its a gully washer, might not be good.
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#5967453 - 10/08/15 10:51 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
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I planted last weekend on the forecast of rain. Of course nothing, so like everyone else I'm playing a wait and see what comes up game.
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#5967455 - 10/08/15 10:51 AM Re: food plots? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
If it was oats then oats will lay a long time in dry ground. I have had it lay 2 months or more and still come up when it rains(as long as it was covered). Wheat might not last as long.
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#5967458 - 10/08/15 10:52 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
Navasot Offline
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hard to beat oats..
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#5967460 - 10/08/15 10:52 AM Re: food plots? [Re: dogdown23]
Navasot Offline
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if you broadcast it the birds prolly got it by now
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#5967693 - 10/08/15 12:52 PM Re: food plots? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
if you broadcast it the birds prolly got it by now


2cents Last time i broadcast coach pudden out seed's !!! bang dang birds were spying on me... Soon as walked off, they swooped down food had a feast.. Bye time walking back down ta pud up a sign troll birds had flown back up in a tree several yards over... They stayed thar several days.. cheers On up side, they just pooped it all out, moving the plot.. Do get a creck in my neck from awkward way gotta sit in my stand.. Don't do no good ta complain... Just get out thar & hunt... flag
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