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Sunflowers #6779970 05/31/17 07:17 PM
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Thinking of planting a few rows of sunflowers. Theres a clearing near the creek that marks the back border of the property I access. Thats where a decommissioned feeder sits and is likely my best spot to shoot anything. I'm going to install a new feeder when funds allow over summer but I'm thinking a few rows of sunflowers and maybe a bunch of clover all over the area could make it a haven amongst the thick [censored] woods on this property. Mostly just wanna see lots of wildlife on the cams and occasionally shoot some hogs. Anyone have luck planting stuff and have hogs leave it alone or am I just going to waste my time and they'll dig it all up, when they wander by the line of freshly "tilled" soil?

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They'll dig it. Step one: kill pigs and wait a week
Step two: plant oats and soybeans or cowpeas before rain
Step three: keep killing pigs or they'll dig it all up.



Re: Sunflowers [Re: MrWhite87] #6780602 06/01/17 12:03 PM
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Reality check. Kill all the hogs? We've been trying that for quite a few years.


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Haha I will be out there more frequently now but still only like 2x maybe 3x a month. My time there will be limited to early mornings through midday. I'm going to weedeat a few areas and spray with glyphosate then go till a bit and drop seed on the next visit. I'm thinking about just putting down some wire mesh on top to at least give it a chance to sprout.

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Deer eat sunflowers like kids eat M&Ms. Unless you have and awful large property they won't get past 6' tall.


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I disced, covered and got plenty of rain on some sunflower seed. Haven't seen anything. I'm afraid the sandy soil of our ranch is going to need some help to grow any crop worth a hoot.


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There is a gazillian SF cultivars and many arent real good for just throwing out, some of the good ones, such as plain native sunflowers usually get planted over winter.

I had ordered a bag of native sunflower's for several reasons, they reseed REAL well, and mostly do well on their own in our climate, just need to be put out late fall through winter into early as heck Spring. I put mine out in Feb iirc, it has came up everywhere I put it out. Not all of it is up and flowering as it has been unusually dry, but most came up and continues to grow.

BTW, deer graze it, but not near as bad as some others I have tried, or just through out before reading up on it. THF'r "Stompy" is the guy to ask, I had PM'ed him a few times, he grows acres of it and is a great source of information..


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