I planted rye almost 2 months ago and it hasnt done that well at all. Some areas came up but not over 3-4 inches and it doesnt even look prety and full and green mostly. I just put fertilizer down 2 wks ago, maybe almost 3. I didnt realize it would have been best to put it down initially . Also hadnt been getting rain but I did initially plant rye when it rained and was wet, as did I do that for the fert. I have an acre pasture and also a half acre pasture, 2 seperate areas and I'm wondering rather I need to even plant grass for winter with one horse. I mean I love to see my horse grazing on pretty green grass, or any edible grass.
Hay is lasting a very long time as I control feed hay and also grain twice a day. I don't think he really has to graze but I surely like to see my horse in the pasture, tail swinging and eating. I guess growing up and watching dallas and stuff, it seems like how a horse should be kept. I guess next yr if I get someone to come in, turn the field some, spread the seeds and cover a little bit, it could get costly. Hell for one bag of rye its $29 and I maybe needed 2 bags but got one and put it down on most of pasture. Getting 2 bags of rye , maybe 6 bags of fert I could probably get enough rolls of hay for that amount of money to last me thru winter for one horse so I guess I have to weigh that also.
Just wondering what you guys think on this subject matter.