Smartweed

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  1. bobbyb

    bobbyb Elite Refuge Member

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    You can buy smartweed seed from Turner seed co in Breckenridge,Tx..$15.00 a pound.:tu


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  2. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Transplanting could get you into trouble as far baiting if you do it in the fall... So could seeding in the fall if it is during duck season...

    Our best growth has occurred with deep disking, seeding, fine disking and putting water on immediately...

    Now every time we disk an area, we get smartweed growth... Being able to get water on and off at the right time plays a big role in good growth...

    Watergrass seems to be a better attractor, but smartweed will grow easier with less water. Water control is key to growing anything, and having good drainage as well as quick water-flow in seems to be very important in our area for either plant...

    And, anytime you try to grow "weeds," you will find yourself also trying to control the undesirable stuff as well (i.e. for us cockleburs, Bermuda, wire grass, etc...)
     
  3. Matt P

    Matt P Elite Refuge Member

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    The plants you want are likely annuals and will not transplant very well especially if they have set seed. The whole existence of an annual is to place all its resources into making flowers and setting seeds, after that it is finished. They put very little resources into roots, and if you grab them after they are seeding, they are basically dying anyways.

    X 2 on Turner Seed Company
     

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