RE: Clover Question
Money spent on seed is the lowest of all the costs of creating and maintaining a food plot. Check with your local seed store or co-op for the best seed for your area. Specialized seed developed specifically for whitetails are worth the extra money. Most generic seed has been developed for livestock and will not be preferred by deer, nor does it have the required protien level needed by deer. Commercial seed companies have developed plants that cater to whitetail needsandyou can findplant typesthat will grow in almost any soil. Clover seems to be the choice for wet areas, instructions say that the soil should retain moisture well but not stay wet all the time. Proper ph is the most important part of the food plot equation, without the proper lime and fertilizer amounts, the forage will not reach its full potential. You may want to try some greens developed for deer, such as collards, turnips, etc. These work well and deer love them. The optimum time deer utilize greens is just after the first frost, this causes the sugar content to go sky high. Deer have a sweet tooth, they crave sugar loaded plants and will taste test different forages until the sugar level becomes high, then they will wipe out a food plot withhin a few days. Then they move to the next preferred food source. I wish I had soil adequate to plant deer clover.
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