Brassicas came in good (pics) ...

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ChattBuck

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. . planted a month ago. Top dressed with nitrogen this weekend. Got a big rain last night on it so should be good to go. Got spread a little more dense than I think it should and I'll rectify that next year.

Will till up rest of the field and put in some winter wheat in next couple of weeks.
 

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Ihunt

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Looks great. I can grow beautiful brassica plots but I can’t get the deer to eat them. Hope they chow down on yours
 
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ChattBuck

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Looks great. I can grow beautiful brassica plots but I can’t get the deer to eat them. Hope they chow down on yours
First time doing them. Have read pretty extensively on them and many do report that it can take a couple of years before the deer take to them. Several suggest putting forage they are used to next to it so that they are more likely to sample it and figure out it's edible.

In a 5 acre field I've got 3-3.5 acres of brassicas. Going to put winter wheat in the remaining area. They wore that wheat out last winter so hoping it keeps them in the field this winter. If i'm lucky they'll eat the brassicas.
 

Ihunt

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First time doing them. Have read pretty extensively on them and many do report that it can take a couple of years before the deer take to them. Several suggest putting forage they are used to next to it so that they are more likely to sample it and figure out it's edible.

In a 5 acre field I've got 3-3.5 acres of brassicas. Going to put winter wheat in the remaining area. They wore that wheat out last winter so hoping it keeps them in the field this winter. If i'm lucky they'll eat the brassicas.
Sounds like a good plan. Good luck.
 
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ChattBuck

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What does the top dress of nitrogen do for the plant? Looks awesome by the way
Evidently these boogers are nitrogen hogs. Much like corn. So top dressing them with some 34-0-0 a month after they've come up does a lot to continue/accentuate growth.
I've never done this before so I don't speak from experience but it's mentioned in a lot of the reading I did about these plots and someone much smarter than me on this forum recommended it as well.
 
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