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Fall food plot progress

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Just curious how everyones fall planted plots are coming. Just checked ours out, the oats and rye are about 3 inches now. The other small plots are just coming up, can't tell what it is though. Planted rape, kale, and turnips. The stuff coming up looks like two leafed siamese clover. Its raining right now in cheesehead land, which is needed. We planted the 29th of Aug. Will be hauling some black dirt/manure mix from the barnyard next spring for the smaller plots in the woods. Food plots are certainly fun and interesting, is pleasing to see something come from sweat and blisters.

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We put in 9 different food plots in a meadow on our property, some are 10'x10' others are 10'x30' and we have a few that are 3'x30'. The larger ones are doing best, they haven't had as much competition from the surrounding clover/grass. Some we planted in June others in Aug., on Labor Day my brother put fenced cages out in all the plots and on Fri., 4 days later the plots we planted in June had grown 4-6" higher inside the cage. The plots we planted in Aug. you couldn't tell any difference, I think they got a little stunted from the frost in Aug.

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