We have been checking our first and second season's deer plot crops just this week. I am pleased to announce that we have seen many grouse coveys foraging and deer browsing.There are also browsing signs of moose and beer too. The clover aroma is overwhelming and a foot high. Song birds are busy eating the bees and insects. This seed mix really works, and of course the wood ash helps a little too!
The Rangeley Standard Seed Mix is still available at River's Edge Sports in Oquossoc, 864-5582. A 12 lb. bag will cover 1/8 acre and is $40. Always make sure that your soil has a ph of 6.0. Use lime or wood ash to build up your soil to the proper sweetness. Composed of Winter rye, buck forage oats, buckwheat, forage turnips; and white dutch- medium red- and alsike clover.
We also introduced a new Low Ph Seed Mix, which should grow in soils 5.0-5.5. It is experimental. Sorry we are sold out, but you can order this seed mix through Easter Sales, Pownal 688-4991. A 12 lb. bag cost 65$ and covers an acre. Composed of Chicory, cowpeas, annual winter rye, buckwheat , crimson clover, Durana white- and Alsike Clover.