Winter rye in spring ?

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  1. Wi transplant

    Wi transplant Active Member

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    Ok this is something i have never tried but i got a 50lb bag of rye left over and am thinking of over/frost seeding into whats left or a turnip plot ? Just to give them something else to eat asap !! I have clover also but wondering if this would work ? I intend to till under for green manure later. Anyone tried this ??

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    Asclepias New Member

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    August is only 5 months away. I would save it. It would grow pretty good now, but there is a lot of other forage that is becoming readily available for them. Good luck either way!
     
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    It would work, but I think your efforts would be better directed elsewhere. I would save the rye and use it later this summer as was already suggested. If you are looking for a crop between now and August, I would suggest buckwheat. Fairly cheap, easy to grow, good for birds and bees (careful Bonker!!! :)), good as a soil builder. Not highly preferred by deer, but they have a lot of food coming up now.
     

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