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broad casting seed. #7612223 09/21/19 02:01 PM
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is it to late to try and broad cast any kind of seed out for the deer later on in the year? if not what can I put out? not sure I have any way to disk the ground up at this loacation


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Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612230 09/21/19 02:07 PM
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Throw out some oats, like bob oats, and some fertilizer right over it. Then pray for rain.


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Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612239 09/21/19 02:21 PM
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Most of the time if you don't cover the seeds , the birds will get the majority of them. A small tiller will cover a lot of ground if you have a buddy to help. Does not need to be tilled deep just scratch the surface and throw out seeds then cover with a leaf rake. I threw out two 50# bags of bob oats a few years ago, went back about 4 days later and the birds had wiped it clean. Normally I will wait till the oats are up about 2-3 inches before I fertilize. Doesn't take a lot of work for bob oats to make a good food plot, keeping the birds from getting the seeds is major problem.







Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612246 09/21/19 02:29 PM
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I wouldn't mix seeds with fertilizer. It takes a few weeks or even months for fertilizer to do anything. If you needed it, you should have done it back in the Spring. By adding it now, you risk damaging the seeds

Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612306 09/21/19 04:15 PM
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What type of soil and cover on it are you broadcasting over? Rye grass will grow just about anywhere you throw on top of the soil...if you get enough rain. Oats will grow with enough ground moisture and then rain after you broadcast it. I mixed oats/winter peas with fertilizer for years and broadcast on pre-disced mixed sandy land. Then would run the opened up disc with the wheels down so that it just barely covered the seed. Always had great stands of oats and winter peas. Seed to soil contact is good but covering the seeds is better. I you have grass/weeds in the spot you want to broadcast and a way to mow/shred the area. I would broadcast the seeds and then mow/shred the area. With the cost of seed and cost of fertilizer ....I would probably opt to spread seeds first and wait for a good rain. Then fertilize it after it rains enough to get the seed up and growing and try to time the fertilizer application with another rain. If, if you are going to get some good rain then I would broadcast both the fertilizer and seed at the same time.



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thanks for the info. im in south eat Texas so the soil is that black gumbo. river bottom land. i might be able to come up with a few things to make this work! there is not enough room out there to do a whole lot. its 10 acers but gets a lot of pigs and a few deer. i have seen pictures mature bucks in the area and i want to try and pull them to this place.


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Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612878 09/22/19 12:56 PM
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i do liquid fertilizer on my hay fields. can i use that on the seeds?


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Re: broad casting seed. [Re: flatnasty] #7612892 09/22/19 01:40 PM
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I'm just waiting on some rain to spread some buck oats. up


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Not much chance for the next two weeks. Maybe that'll change.


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