A couple of issues with planting the whole thing. The last 75 yards on the west end is a bog and lays so wet, you can't work it or grow anything. The other 75 yards between the bog and the plot, is super thick and holding deer, while serving as a travel corridor from the sanctuary to the south, to the food on the north ridge. The south side of the holler between the sanctuary and the main creek crossing, has several massive trees shading it out and until I remedy that, it's probably a waste of seed. What I've carved out maximizes the good growing ground and balances cover with food. I'll have 3 acres of plots on 80 acres, but we have shit tons of browse, good hard mast, and corn to the north, and beans to the south. Hell, just our pasture ground is 9 acres of clover with a mile of fence row ripe with honeysuckle and other edible delights. The farm is really hitting it's stride right now!Absolutely beautiful Jesse. Look forward to seeing the fall splend in full growth. Why not plant the entire bottom? We talked about doing corn, I got the single walk behind planter lol.
It's a 1/2 acre. If it doesn't go well, I may fence it off, or try corn. Or I'll put @at1010's products down there.How many acres of beans did you plant? I have never had any luck with beans but I was only planting 1/2 acre. They sprouted great but the deer would not let them grow.
I have all the fencing at the farm leftover from our rotational grazing days. What I lack is the gumption or give-a-fuck to drive t-posts and string fenceYes, in my experience, a 1/2 acre of Eagle beans normally won’t amount to much if the deer density is average or better. I hope your plot can prove me wrong Jesse! Might want to start brainstorming exclusion methods and ideas now…
Ha! Fair enough. At least you’re honest!I have all the fencing at the farm leftover from our rotational grazing days. What I lack is the gumption or give-a-fuck to drive t-posts and string fence
Use the tractors bucket to drive them in…just need someone to hold it until you get it started. I put in 60 of them this spring and it was way easier than doing it with a post driver.I have all the fencing at the farm leftover from our rotational grazing days. What I lack is the gumption or give-a-fuck to drive t-posts and string fence