kinda dissapointed

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by nastyjack63, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. nastyjack63

    nastyjack63 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    osage county
    Planted a couple small patches (1/4 acre each) of sunn hemp & cow peas mixed to hopefully add some N to the soil for this fall's hunting plots. But it doesn't appear that is gonna happen. The dang deer don't want to cooperate. Not sure if it'll keep up/overcome the browsing to be of any use for what I was trying. I had hoped the sunn hemp would grow fast enough to beat the pressure even in a small plot. Ain't looking to good as of yet, nearly every plant is nipped off. Oh well I had to try it to find out if it would work. Who knows maybe it'll still happen but I'm doubting it.


    Apr 20, 2013
    we planted some sun hemp too....I bet you are going to be surprised later in the summer...pretty tough stuff.

  3. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    If they allow it to have some leaves and they don't kill it ,, the stuff may still be doing its N thing.
  4. badlander

    badlander Active Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Never tried the sun hemp: but peas around my place are lucky to get leaves before they're gone
  5. nastyjack63

    nastyjack63 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    osage county
    The peas were just a throw in I knew they wouldn't last.