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    I checked some buckwheat that I planted earlier this Spring and the deer are hammerin' it. Some of it was above knee high and they are eating everything, but the flower on the top. I tilled it under and threw out some more seeds to fill in the bare spots. This is the first time I've ever tried it and I am pleased so far.
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    Have some that I planted first of the month that the deer are in every afternoon. Great soil building too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gut_Pile View Post
    Have some that I planted first of the month that the deer are in every afternoon. Great soil building too
    That and it's ability to grow in poor sandy soil are the reasons that I planted it. Even though there wasn't much leaves left there was plenty of stalk material to till under. Since I had some left over I went ahead and planted some more. It should come up better than the first crop because I planted the first crop early. The cold nights seem to have stunted it. We definitely have plenty of water right now.

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    I haveor years the deer will eat the shit out of it and the doves love it too. I highly recommend it it will grow about anywhere!
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    By the way the deer will start to lay off once it matures the doves love the sceed!
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    I planted buckwheat for doves one year. Deer didnít bother it and the doves LOVED it. Puts out a ton of seeds too. Then the price went they the roof the next year and I havenít planted any since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    I planted buckwheat for doves one year. Deer didn’t bother it and the doves LOVED it. Puts out a ton of seeds too. Then the price went they the roof the next year and I haven’t planted any since.
    Did any of it come up the next year?

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    I usually plant about 2 acres of it. If you plant it early enough you can get 2 regrowths from it the first season. And yes it comes back the following year just not near as thick. The deer absolutely hammer it at my place and the turkeys and doves do too when it goes to seed.


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    Dang, wrong thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StrutnBPS View Post
    Did any of it come up the next year?
    What J Reb said.

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    Not for me. I had to quit when the price went through the roof as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LabLuvR View Post
    Not for me. I had to quit when the price went through the roof as well.
    Just curious. How long ago was that and how much was it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LabLuvR View Post
    Not for me. I had to quit when the price went through the roof as well.
    $35/ 50lb bag is thru the roof?

    50lbs. Goes a long ways!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Reb View Post
    $35/ 50lb bag is thru the roof?

    50lbs. Goes a long ways!


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    Where are you getting it for $35?

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    Thats what I want to know. I used to get it for $35 but about five years ago the price went through the roof when the yuppies started using buckwheat for pancake mix etc. Now all the prices I see are around $50.
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