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how important is fertilizer when building and plot???

Old 04-08-2008, 02:44 PM
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i have been trying some of my whitetial institue stuff out, and half say u need 13-13-13 fertilizer and a pound of lime also, would it still be alright to plant without the fertilizer and lime or should i be safe and use em anyway
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i have been trying some of my whitetial institue stuff out, and half say u need 13-13-13 fertilizer and a pound of lime also, would it still be alright to plant without the fertilizer and lime or should i be safe and use em anyway
we used fertilizer one time and only sprayed our plots once and they look as good as the ones where people have put all sorts of different minerals in.......we planted whitetail institute clover and some other kind...i think chicory
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:07 PM
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It will defiently grow faster, greener, and thicker. I have always used some amount of fertilizer. Highly recomend using some type of fertlizer.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:03 PM
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Is it important for you to eat 3 square meals a day or can you get by with 2???

Plants gotta eat too...
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:35 PM
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You shouldn't plant or fertilize anything unless you have done a soil test. That will tell you whether or not you need any fertilizers and what micronutrients the soil needs to make the plants grow. Lime is #1 on the list of importance. If the Ph is not right for the plant you will not get proper growth as the nutrients won't be as available to the plants. Secondly the heavy metals in the soil will be uptaken by the plants, passing it on to the deer and on to whomever consumes them. (that's you)

Clovers "fix" nitrogen from the air and basically can get by with very little outside help so you need to use just enough to get it started. After that it will make its own. Any extra placed in the plot will go to production of weeds, which is exactly the opposite of what you want. You will probably need to add micronutrients like boron and phosphorus(P) andpotassium (K). Now why wouldnt you spend ten bucks on a soil test.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:24 PM
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It is a major deal....I always take soil samples before I do anything.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:22 AM
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You can plant it without lime or fertilizer. It may grow or it may not. If you don't mind throwing seed in the ground with nothing more than a wish and a hope, go for it. If you want it to grow and you want the deer to use it, take a soil sample and do what you need to do get the PH levels correct, then plant, fertilize and then reap the benifits of a good plot.
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It will defiently grow faster, greener, and thicker. I have always used some amount of fertilizer. Highly recomend using some type of fertlizer.
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