Food plot planting


Food plots are a lot different than gardens. Food plots do not require rows or that fertilizer be placed into furrows. It is actually easier planting them than gardens. The first thing you want to do is work the soil as smooth as possible. Let it sit for a week the work the soil again. Repeat if necessary. This will keep weeds from coming back.

Once you have completed this broadcast 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilzer mixed with oyster shell and work it into the soil really well. After this is done broadcast the seed and lightly work it into the soil being careful not to work it in deep. The rain will pack the soil and pretty much make it smooth.

If you are planting perrenial plots then you need to fertilize two times a year once it is fully established. Once in the fall and once early spring. Use half and half like 13-13-13 and 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 and 8-8-8. The triple 13 will act fast and will give the plot a boost while the triple 10 and triple 8 will slowly give nutrients over a course of four to five months. This also keeps the soil rich since the plants will absorb what you give them intead of making the ground barren. Make sure to mow a couple of times a year since this encourages new growth.