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#7023800 - 01/03/18 08:03 PM Spring food plot suggestions
shakebaker Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 115
Loc: Spring(Houston)
Have never planted a spring or summer plot on our place but want to try this year. Our place is near Gatesville. Any suggestions and time frame appreciated.
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#7023819 - 01/03/18 08:20 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
Paydirt Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 21
If you can disk and drag, I planted pinto beans last year outside of Gatesville. Cheapest and easy to grow. Bought them at Sam's for $.50/lb in the 50 lb bag, disked the area, slung the beans with a pull behind spreader, and lightly disked over again. Came up great, but my plot was not big enough to keep up with the deer population. I put up an electric fence to try and deter them but it only lasted a couple of weeks. They found them when they were about 6" tall and had the 1 acre plot ate to the ground in a week. 50 lbs to the acre is about the right rate and a little fertilizer to get them going.

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#7023823 - 01/03/18 08:22 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
shakebaker Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 115
Loc: Spring(Houston)
Never even would have thought of that as a crop. Thanks for the idea and can definitely do all you suggested
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#7028379 - 01/07/18 01:31 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Iron & Clay cowpeas will keep coming back all summer and very drought resistant.
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#7028458 - 01/07/18 02:48 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5686
Loc: good ole texas
When is the best time to start planting?


Edited by TAT (01/07/18 02:48 PM)
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#7028687 - 01/07/18 05:25 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Depending on location again but mid to late March in my area. If you know anyone that plants a garden talk to them, see when they plant their above ground veggies not potatoes.
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#7030254 - 01/08/18 06:01 PM Re: Spring food plot suggestions [Re: shakebaker]
phathawg Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 146
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
I always wait until my pecan trees start leafing. Old wives tale says no more freezes. I've got an old wife so it must be true. Anyway it always works for me.

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