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Got anything in the ground yet? #7597839 09/04/19 04:32 PM
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Picked up my winter rye and fertilizer this weekend so I'll be ready to over seed the edge of a pasture that borders a large bedding area. This will be my first experience with just over seeding an area rather than disk and plant. I'm looking at early October as my target plant date using an approach someone suggested here - broadcast and mow so the clippings help cover the seeds.

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I mowed this weekend three plots I will use, had mowed a fourth a couple weeks ago.

Will most likely rent a tiller and get the soil turned close to end of sept, and maybe plant right away depending on rain chances. I will run a fall blend from Justin seed. Was looking at turner seed and their fall blend, and it is the same exact as the Justin seed blend. Same exact. Wonder who had the idea first, or if they cooperate with each other.

Either way, plan on planting late sept or early October depending on rain chances.

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Plowed this past weekend, but the ground was too hard in most places. Gonna have to hope for some rain to soften things up to plow. Then gotta hope for some rain so that we can plant.


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Plots are all plowed but way to hot and way to early here. Won't think about it till end of Sept. at the earliest and more than likely end of the first week of Oct...if it rains enough in Sept. Land is all plowed just need a rain to melt the clods then I can run a disc over any regrowth weeds/grass. As dry as it has been, I guessing on another huge army worm outbreak again this year.



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I hooked up my disc last Saturday but the ground is so hard it's like disking concrete. Made one round and gave up. If we don't get considerable rain in the next couple of weeks I don't know when I'll be able to plant.


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I've shredded most of my plots but won't even think about doing much else until I know I'm safe from the army worms. I learned the hard way a few years ago.

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Sprayed two weeks ago and going to disc this weekend. Then wait for cooler weather and rain. As westtexaswatkins said, army worms can ruin a great plot in a couple of days.


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My planting date is 9/20 when Leon Carr shows up with seed. Meanwhile I've shredded, disced and tilled the plots. This weekend hope to put out lime and 13-13-13. Bought a cultipacker to mash it all together. Then it's just praying for rain.


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Originally Posted by phathawg
My planting date is 9/20 when Leon Carr shows up with seed. Meanwhile I've shredded, disced and tilled the plots. This weekend hope to put out lime and 13-13-13. Bought a cultipacker to mash it all together. Then it's just praying for rain.


Just for purposes of general discussion, someone once told me that Triple 13 has lime added to it. It's also been my understanding the best time to lime is months before you plant so it has time to work into the soil.


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I put in one small plot, Red Ripper Cow Peas back in late may. They came up pretty good. Haven't checked on this lately. My guess heat got them, but we've had a shower or two in East Texas off and on this summer so hoping they are still hanging in.

Last weekend, (labor day weekend) I Shredded two shooting lanes cleaned and up best I could with my box blade with shanks dropped kinda like a Chisel plow. Both lanes about 100 yards long by 10-15 yrs wide that had never been planted before. Was rough on my box blade, lost one shank, bent 4 more. Dang stumps even with the ground and can't see them played heck with my box blade. Next year I will a disc. Our lease is all timber company land so kinda limited on where we can plant.

I planted mainly cow peas I bought from seed store online, but also threw a bag of mean beans I bought at Academy in with it, had a few Soy Beans in it Want to see if Soy beans will come up.

Sounds like I'm not the only one that needs rain bad and looking at the long range forecast its going to be a while, like hardly no rain in Sept. I plan to watch the weather and run back out to the lease and put some fertilizer out before it rains.

One of my bow stands may have enough room for a little 1/4 acre plot, may look at planting that in a couple of weeks. I need to order an other sack of peas.

I've got a bag of some kind of clover I haven't put out. I've never planted clover. I would think it would need to planted early spring. Will hang on it it until I learn what to do with clover. I threw some clover out with the cow peas I planted in May but I planted them to deep from what a buddy of mine told me, they didn't come up.

I have more fun planting and playing with trail cell cameras than deer hunting.

Will order a 6 ft disc from Tractor Supply one of these days. I found one would work for my little food plots.

When I retire in the next few years, I will have more time. This thing called a job seems to get in the way.

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I think you're right about 13-13-13. I put out 200-300# over 1-2 acres twice a year (spring and fall). It keeps the ph around 7. Last spring's lime should be well incorporated by now. The lime I put out now will be ready for the spring plots and so on. Works for me.


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Too dry to even plow. The disc just bounces on top of the ground even with 300 extra pounds of weight on it.

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You guys are guessing on your ph, most important thing is to get a soil sample to know exactly how much lime and fertilizer you need. Then go to a local fertilizer/chemical company and they will take your soil sample and give you exactly what you need and will save you money instead of buying lime and fertilizer in bags. This is of course you have the means to spread it. Some of the chemical companies have carts you can pull back to your property that have built in spreaders, just need something to pull it. The closer your Ph is to neutral the less fertilizer you will need.

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Being in the ranching business all my life, I've never heard that there was lime in any fertilizer. Even if it was, the benefits would be negligible. Lime is distributed at tons per acre, not pounds.


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I test my soils. Not guessing.


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I broke ground at my place 2 weeks ago. I have about 20 acres ready to plant. I too am waiting till the end of the month to plant.


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Not enough rain yet to even get excited about planting yet. Had .66" last Thursday but it was gone by Saturday. Going to run a disc over and drag the plots next week if it rains this week. IF..........



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Going to plant today after work. Supposed to get some rain late Thursday and Friday. Got my fingers crossed.


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depending on what rains we might get, planning on planting Friday in SE Burnet county and Saturday in NE Freestone county.


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Nope, grounds too hard, waiting on a rain.


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Planting seed and cultipacking tomorrow (if not too wet)! Can't wait until November!


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Drove to the property and planted oats and winter peas yesterday in 3 food plots, but stupid stupid me......I ran out with 1/2 acre to go. So going back down there today after work with 50lbs of oats to finish. We got 100% chance of rain in the morning or otherwise I would wait for the weekend.


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Nothing but dust, wind and 100 degree temps here the last couple of days. If it does not rain by end of next week, I am going to drag my fields and dust the oats and winter peas in by Oct 7th.



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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Drove to the property and planted oats and winter peas yesterday in 3 food plots, but stupid stupid me......I ran out with 1/2 acre to go. So going back down there today after work with 50lbs of oats to finish. We got 100% chance of rain in the morning or otherwise I would wait for the weekend.

When I got there it was a barely raining. I planted every thing and by the time I left it was a steady rain. Got 1.81 inches from 4pm to 4am according to Farmlog.


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put our plots in Sunday. We got almost 3 inches of rain and more today.

Will go back over the next few weeks to see how everything is coming along.

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