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Turnips #5346543 10/07/14 04:54 PM
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Anyone ever planted turnips for a food plot? I planted 4 plots on sunday and got an 1 1/2" of rain yesterday. I hope the deer like them.

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I usually put them in for a change of flavor but not as a full plot.. prolly 1 bag per 5 of oats. should be interesting.

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they will really like them once it gets cold enough

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yes....and after the pigs were done, it looked like somebody carpet bombed the place.

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Free discing service for next year

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Did you drill the turnips? They don't like growing when they are bunched up

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yep, I used to make various strips of different seeds to test what was getting hit most. Turnips were pretty good, black eyed peas were the best.


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I had pretty good results when I lived in the midwest. Deer left them alone until the first good freeze/frost then they dug them out of the ground.


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Sounds promising. Thanks for the feed back.

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I used to plant with a drill 100# of oats, (10# of madrid clover and 3# of purple tops out of small seed box) per acre and prayed for good rains. Deer did not eat Purple Tops the first year or so till we had a really good frost. The last year on that ranch I planted 20# of Madrid Clover and 6# of Purple Tops per acre with a grain drill. By this stage of planting them deer did not wait for a freeze and ate the tops then after a freeze at tops and bulbs. 6# of Purple Tops is a lot of turnips.



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Turnips ae one of the best plot foods there are! I hunted in Illinois two years in a row, and turnips were the main plot attractant with them becoming the size of grapefruit! You'd hear the deer come in in the dark, chomping on the greens, then taking a bite of turnips.....all you could hear was the crunch, crunch, crunch!

Plant some peas too, then you'll have a good winter meal yourself!


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