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Fertilizing Food Plots

Old 08-29-2003, 08:49 AM
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Default Fertilizing Food Plots

I was told that Fertilizing your food plots make your plots bitter for a certain amount of time......is this true and how long does it stay bitter after fertilizing before it will turn sweet. We have clover and oats planted.

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Old 08-29-2003, 01:54 PM
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I' ve never heard of that, I did see a guy eating soom of his clover on a TV ad to see if it was bitter[]
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Old 08-29-2003, 02:06 PM
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maybe you could sprinkle some confectioners sugar on your plots?
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Old 08-29-2003, 03:04 PM
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I firmly believe that, but only with certain fertilizers. The fertilizers high in Nitrogen are generally the ones that make the grass bitter.
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Old 08-31-2003, 02:35 PM
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Default RE: Fertilizing Food Plots

I can' t really comment on the fertilizer however I have personally done the " taste test" myself. Clover growing in soil with a higher pH level will have a sweeter taste and clover in a lower pH soil will be slightly bitter. I must have seen the same show as JKT and had to try it. I have two food plots, both with ladino clover. The plot with an ideal pH level (6.5) had a sweet taste while the other with a 5.0 pH level did seem bitter. When I saw that show I kind of thought it was BS but now..........
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