Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Deer and turnips

For the past several years i've been planting purple-top turnips in late season foodplots and hot spots. They are supposed to be deer magnets after the hard frosts hit in late fall.

I can say that they grow like gangbusters, are easy to establish, and look nice when their dark green leaves are coverd with a dusting of light snow.

The only problem is that the deer do not eat them. I found zero evidence that Pennsylvania whitetails think of them as food let alone a delicacy.