First time food plotter

benny8

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Hey guys and gals, I have access to a buddied property. The land is a Christmas tree farm with mixed hard and softwoods on it. I have walked some of the property and this a good stand of oaks. We are going to work together on clearing a patch for a food plot and are looking for suggestions on seeds, layout of the plot, etc. I know that the main thing is getting a soil test, but looking for ideas for the best bet for this year. Thank you for your time.
 

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clear 3/4 of a acre and put the lime to it then id go with imperial clover. keep it under 8-10" mow and rake the clippings.... trust me its going to be worth your time. we don't have many deer but ours was almost dirt by December. july it was 12" tall lush clover clover is the best bet in my mind, good green food source and produces the most tonnage for your $$
 

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Thanks VTBBH. Starting it now, will it produce for this fall? How about some planting some purple tops and radishes for the later season?
 

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truthfully now it should do well, id go with imperial double cross. you will get the brassicas and clover, get your butt moving on it and make sure the soil is well tilled. with double cross clover and brassica the brassica will put nutrients into the soil for the clover next year and the clover will add to the tonnage and will produce! are you using a dozer? just make sure you pick all the wood out and get that soil to the right ph I have photos of our plot ill find.

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truthfully now it should do well, id go with imperial double cross. you will get the brassicas and clover, get your butt moving on it and make sure the soil is well tilled. with double cross clover and brassica the brassica will put nutrients into the soil for the clover next year and the clover will add to the tonnage and will produce! are you using a dozer? just make sure you pick all the wood out and get that soil to the right ph I have photos of our plot ill find.

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Thanks again. I think he is bringing a dozer in. I will try and get some pics up as we progress.
 

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I have to say I did help some with the finish product planting, dragging, harrowing, but my uncle s did this all with a timberjack skidder. I did kill a nice little buck in this spot last fall
 

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Make sure you lay it out for stand locations and wind in mind, nothing is worse then a plot you cant hunt most of the season..
 


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