BOB food plot mixes

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  1. G3 Ranch

    G3 Ranch Well-Known Member

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    Good grief...That's some expensive stuff. I get my beans at elevator prices, 13.00 & change per bushel.
     
  2. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    That is why BOB seed get the reputation it does.....for being expensive. BOB stuff has it's place, but if your using decent quantities - there are other more cost effective ways to plot.

    Besides somebody has to pay for that fancy bag and all the advertising and the company overhead and the like....... I see lots of FB posts and the like of folks posting their fancy seed bags and I just think.....I will get nearly to same result for 1/2 to 1/3 the price......but that is the power of marketing!

    I get my beans and corn for free.....leftovers from planting season in farm country!:D
     
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  3. MarkDarvin

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    Yep. You can't throw a rock and not hit a seed dealer by me. Some of them are my customers and I take good care of them. In return, I get all kinds of free corn and beans. The corn doesn't do me any good, but I'll fall plant beans as long as they keep coming for free. I'm even mixing in some group 3 beans into my plot next year, along with my group 00 beans.
     
  4. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    I bought some more BOB seed and thought I would share the labels here for those that care. I realize BOB seed isn;t for everybody, but I had a gift card and was in a hurry!
    north plot chicory mix.jpg

    north plot clover mix.jpg
     
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  5. SwampCat

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    I planted some eagleseed soybeans this year and the hogs ate all the seed. I didnt just want to give up on the plot since it was already fertilized, disked, and sprayed - so I bought some Tecomate LabLab mix. We had recieved no rain for a month when I planted. Three weeks later, there is a decent stand of of some type of pea or bean. We will see what happens - but sometimes when in a hurry and a pinch, commercial mixes can fill the void.
     
  6. Drycreek

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    The last time I planted feed store beans I got a mess of weeds that I've never had before. Took me three years to rid myself of them completely. So.... if I plant beans again it will be Eagle or Real World, and RR at that.

    I do like WINA clover though, and so do my deer. They eat it better, (and it grows better), than any other clover I've planted. Expensive ? Yes, a little, but when you get 4/5 years out of a plot with just a little maintenence, it's not that bad. Besides, if we're gonna start counting what I spend on deer hunting, the seeds I plant aren't gonna be high on the list.
     
  7. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    I know sometimes the BOB seed gets a beating, but sometimes it just works and to be honest....I think that is all any of us really want. If it costs a little more then so be it. I will also say that some products are just junk as well. For my corn and beans I only plant seed from an actual seed bag.....from a farmer. He doesn't want weeds either. I tend to get mine for free as I just ask for the leftovers out of the planters and drills. They are going to throw it out any ways so I put it to use. I use my seed co-op for brassica and cereal grains most times simply because I'm getting the wheat/rye by the bushel. Clover and the like I can be hit or miss on. I do know the Barduro clover my deer love and they eat it all summer long. I can only find it in the stuff I bought. Big jobs where I can go bulk and save some money are fine, but not every plot needs it. My thing is.....and I think this is important.....is I read the labels. 50% coating is fine, I just don't want some seed I have never heard of as some products sell ryegrass and the like just so something green grows. Is any of it really better than other stuff....I don't know. I am sure some of it is, but in my area the deer eat "cow food" all the time.
     
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