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Wheat and turnips #5310710 09/17/14 02:24 AM
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Ok so I planted about an acre in a 1/2 with a push plow in block of woods I could get a tractor in so my ? Is will the wheat and turnips grow to geither and will the deer eat both I worked my butt off past couple of days but this is the first time ever to plant thanks

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They'll eat both but don't expect them to utilize the turnips until the first frost then they'll hammer them.


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Thanks for the advice hope it all grows

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They will grow together . If it is in the woods you probably need to add Lyme . I've never had much luck with turnips but some places the deer love them .


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Originally Posted By: nsmike
They'll eat both but don't expect them to utilize the turnips until the first frost then they'll hammer them.


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Plant turnips evey year and I have personally never seen a deer eat the turnip or the leaves. Not saying they don't but fr some reason the ones I plant they do not like.


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Would love to have him eating mine lol thanks for the info guys and y after the frost?

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After it freezes, the tops start to die and the sugar content in the tuber gets much higher.


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Ok that good to kno thanks western ur in wise county what part that were I'm from

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There may be regional differences on turnips. When I've over seeded them with wheat, they hammer them pretty quickly even before a frost. I rarely see them get over 6 or 7 inches tall. I'm hoping to plant some wheat this weekend. If I can get 3 or 4 pounds of turnip seed, I'll plant turnips after covering the wheat. If I can find them, I'm also going to try some beets.

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Dave wise feed in Chico texas had 1 pound bag of turnips for 1.99 if that helps not sure how close u r

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I bought a "Fall Deer Mix" from Justin Seed Co. to try out in 2 food plots. http://justinseed.com/index.php?cPath=21_114_145

Mixture of Wheat, Oats, Rye, Winter Peas, and Turnips. For best results plant late summer through fall and incorporate into the soil 1 to 2 inches. 50 lbs if drilling in poor soils, if broadcasting increase rate by 25%, if in good soils with good moisture drill at 100 lbs.

Also have 77 acres of just winter wheat planted......needs some rain!


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Thanks Bowtech but that's a long way for me. I've usually found what I wanted at Justin Seed. I'm going to hit them Saturday. With the acorn crop that I'm going to get, I need a lot of help.


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