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Seeding turnips

Old 08-10-2008, 05:03 AM
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Can anyone offer me advice on planting turnips? I need to know how thickly to spread it (probably with a walk behind spin-type spreader designed for my lawn) and how deeply to plant it. I'm guessing that mid to late August is a good time to plant it? I'm considering mixing some winter wheat with it if that helps.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:00 AM
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I use to know a guy that would mix grits with turnip seed when he planted to keep from getting too many seed out. I would plant thewheat, drag them in and then over seed with the turnips.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:39 AM
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If you buy a bag of palletized lime you can mix the turnip seeds with the lime so that they are more evenly spread.

You are better to spread them thin and go over the plot a few times than to get them to thick and run out before you cover the whole plot.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:08 PM
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I have heard 2 lbs per acre for food plots.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:36 PM
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2 lbs of turnip seeds will be enough for 20 acres. It won't take much.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:41 AM
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I have heard 2 lbs per acre for food plots.
This is close to what I plant. ! to 2 pounds per acre.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:38 PM
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I use play sand in with the seed (turnips, Rape, Clover) so that I get good coverage. You can seed at a rate of 1.5# - 2.5# per acre if you are planting a pure plot. If you are over seeding an exsisting food plot I would use around 1#. Remember these are small seeds and a little goes a long way.

1/4" deep with good soil contact is needed. Compact the soil slightly prior to seeding and then lightly drag to cover.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:35 AM
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2 lbs to the acre with a firm sed bed and drag very lightly.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:23 PM
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What if you mix it with fertilizer?
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:10 PM
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I personally would apply the fertilizer in a separate step.

Another thing I do is divide the seed / sand mix in half. I apply 1/2 of the seed mix to the entire plot working north to south. Then I apply the other half to the entire plot working east to west. This helps me apply the seed evenly to the entire plot and not run out of seed half way through.
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