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Contributors to this thread:
Creek chub 14-Apr-18
t-roy 14-Apr-18
drycreek 14-Apr-18
Norseman 14-Apr-18
RIT 15-Apr-18
drycreek 15-Apr-18
Grubby 15-Apr-18
t-roy 15-Apr-18
Norseman 15-Apr-18
Screwball 15-Apr-18
Bowhuntingboy 16-Apr-18
Creek chub 16-Apr-18
MK111 16-Apr-18
RIT 16-Apr-18
wildan 18-Apr-18
drycreek 18-Apr-18
Duke 18-Apr-18
BradB 19-Apr-18
Creek chub 19-Apr-18
bfisherman11 24-Apr-18
Creek chub 25-Apr-18
From: Creek chub
14-Apr-18

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Today I planted my first ever spring plot. It’s not in an area I’d hunt but my goal is mainly erosion control and an early food source. I planted oats and crimson clover. We are supposed to get a decent rain tomorrow too.

I have 3 other plots I’ll be planting after last frost date. Some combination of Sunn Hemp, iron clay peas and buckwheat

Anybody else already planting?

From: t-roy
14-Apr-18
As soon as the snow that we got yesterday as well as the additional snow we’re getting now, melts! :-(

I did do some frost seeding into a few existing clover plots in March.

From: drycreek
14-Apr-18
Winter hangs around in Iowa don't it Troy ? My wife is up there now for a wedding, and wondering if she'll be stranded ! :-)

My ground is still a little colder than I want. I think after I get back from turkey hunting next week I'll be busy for a couple of weeks getting my plots ready to plant. I generally don't plant until last of April or first of May.

From: Norseman
14-Apr-18

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Maybe I can frost seed???

From: RIT
15-Apr-18
Yep Norseman you won’t be late to the frost seeding party and to think I am upset over 40s and rain.

From: drycreek
15-Apr-18
It's 40* in East Texas right now at 8:30 am. I think our weather is cycling back to what it was when I was a young man, back when we had winter, spring, summer, and fall, instead of the blend of seasons we've experienced in the last twenty years or so. I kinda like it myself, it makes the summers more bearable. A hundred degrees and 98% humidity ain't what I signed up for !

From: Grubby
15-Apr-18
We have lucked out and missed the snow, as of right now it looks like a dry spring so I’m planning on planting our biggest (3ac) in beans. I have some clover seed here waiting to get frost seeded in to last falls new planting’s.

From: t-roy
15-Apr-18
Is that a ruler sticking out, Norseman, or a yardstick??!!

From: Norseman
15-Apr-18
12 inch ruler on my patio table

From: Screwball
15-Apr-18

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Screwball's embedded Photo
May have to wait!

16-Apr-18
I hate it when southerners complain about 40 degree weather or call it cold when that is what minnesota is hoping for right now. With 14 inches of snow and 30 inches of ice on the lakes,we could use some 40 degree weather.

From: Creek chub
16-Apr-18
Hang in there my northern brothers. The warm up is in the way. In Virginia, the turkeys are gobbling and the pollen is starting to fly. Your turn is coming soon.

From: MK111
16-Apr-18
As we say in Ohio. If you don't like the weather just wait a day. It was 75-80 on Thursday and Friday. Rain off and on Saturday and Sunday. In the 40's Monday with snow showers. Later this week near 60's. Spring is trying.

From: RIT
16-Apr-18
I am in NW Ohio and probably a good 3-4 weeks from putting in a Spring plot. I hope anyway.

From: wildan
18-Apr-18
I hoping to be able to plant by Memorial Day;God bless Northern N.Y.Still snowing here and it's April 18!

From: drycreek
18-Apr-18
I hate it when northerners say it's hot and they have no idea what hot is :-)

From: Duke
18-Apr-18
My food plot had a total of 21” of snowfall drop on it here this last weekend! To say we are behind schedule is a gross understatement. Coldest and snowiest (not sure if that is even a term) on record here in WI. Hoping to get out with the tractor in two weeks if things warm up.

From: BradB
19-Apr-18
My neighbor planted Sunn Hemp and IC Peas two weeks ago and I think he is gonna be disappointed, even in Alabama. I did have a buddy of mine spray out the 8 acres I will be growing beans/corn on this summer yesterday but that is it so far. I plan on planting everything at the end of the first week in May.

From: Creek chub
19-Apr-18
Tools I plan to plant Sunn Hemp and iron clay peas probably in late May or early June. Have you planted that mix before? I’m curious to see how much the deer feed on that here in va.

From: bfisherman11
24-Apr-18
I frost seeded some clover into an existing plot, we got some warm temps that day and the next and the thin bit of snow melted and my plots are all pretty soggy now. First time I've tried the frost seeding, hope it works. Over on my other plot I will be disking up and replanting an annual. Need to let things dry out for now. Bill

From: Creek chub
25-Apr-18
Anybody ever risk planting before last frost date?

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