Re: Planting Time
I tried frost seeding a patch late this winter but haven't seen any growth yet. I like to burn off the old plots from last year so that's what I have been doing till the soil drys out enough to work it. I planted a seed mixture last year that had sorghum in it, but the deer never seemed to take to it like the small birds did. I'll plant more this year if for no other reason than I think it looks neat. I got a real good deal on some bin run buckwheat last fall so I'll be planting quite a bit of that to help build up the soil. I also bought a lot of black oil sunflower seed to plant this year because of the good experience I had with it last year. The seed is inexpensive, the goldfinches and other birds loved it, the deer seemed to enjoy it, (they ate the leaves of all things), and it provided a great natural screen in my other wise bare field. I just plant the seed that is sold for bird feed ( #50/ $20.00 ). Last fall I ordered PowerPlant from Cabela's , they backordered it, and eventually a nice lady called and said they wouldn't be able to fill my order for quite a while and wondered if I would like to cancel. I told her to let it ride so early this spring I received this years seed at last years close-out price! I just hope this year isn't as dry as last year. Although it is illegal to plant in Indiana, it sure would be nice to have a patch of Multiflower Rose thrown into the mix!