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Thread: When to plant winter wheat.

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    Default When to plant winter wheat.

    My sunflower idea was an epic flop. I have potatoes and tomatoes in my foodplot right now, as soon as they are done (about two weeks), I'm going to plow, disc and get ready for winter wheat. Never messed with it. When to plant? Any special prep? Can I just sow and disc in? Any advise would be appreciated.

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    Seed late September/ early October. Sow seeds approx 1-1 1/2" deep , 5 inches apart. Place 2-3 seeds in each hole.
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    Not sure about wheat but we have had good luck with oats the last 3 years. We try to plant all our plots the first week of September. Oats, Peas, and Winter Greens are the 3 we have had the best luck with. The winter greens start getting hit in late season mostly. They hit the oats and peas all season long.
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    Late season works for me. I don't necessarily use my plots to draw them in to shoot during season. I usually only kill a couple of does per year for the table. Winters get a little rough up here so I like to provide some late season stuff for the health of the herd.

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    I agree on planting dates above, just be sure to also try and get a soil test done

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    Had a soil test last year and added the appropriate amounts of fertilizer and lime. Should be good there.

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    Sow some winter beets and radishes as well. Takes about 65 days for them to mature. They can eat the green tops then when the frost burn the greens, they will dig up the veggies smorgasbord...
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    Will it make my deer taste like beets and radishes? LOL
    I severely dislike both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
    Will it make my deer taste like beets and radishes? LOL
    I severely dislike both.
    I dislike them both myself but the backstraps have no veggie taste
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