Check the sticker that manufacturers are required to put on the bags to show exactly what type of seeds are in them. You may find that some of the more expensive stuff with fancy deer hunting labels is 80% rye grass. You could just buy a bag of rye grass and get a lot more seed for a lot less $$$.
I plant oats and then scatter in a bag of greens or some other small mixture of the stuff packaged for hunters after checking the bag to make sure it's not mostly rye with a small percentage of what's touted on the front of the package.
Also, be sure to buy "seed" oats or other seed that's been packaged and prepared specifically for planting. Feed store salespeople can be notorious for selling "feed" oats and telling the buyer they're "the same thing" and just as good for planting. They are not and will not germinate near as well as true seed oats. Obviously, they do this to make a sale when they don't have seed oats in supply.
Edited by Texas Dan (09/12/17 07:34 AM)