Preparing Quality Spring Food Plots

Spring is almost here. Have you gotten your soil test for your quality spring food plots? It wont be long before it is time to go deer hunting.

I think one of the most important thing you can do to ensure good food plots is to get soil test done for each of them and lime accordingly.

spring food polts

Getting soil test and applying lime accordingly will help food plots tremendously.

You need to take the time to do soil test if you are serious about growing big bucks and quality deer management.

Spring Food Plots

planted plot

Spring food plots improve quality deer management on your property by providing the deer with good quality nutrition year round.

When you get the right amount of lime on the plots you will be amazed how much better they do. Having good healthy plots can really attract more deer to your property. And the more does that are attracted to your property the better chances are that big bucks will be following those does right onto your property. We have been planting quality plots on our  property for several years now and every year the hunting seems to improve for big bucks.

If you are serious about quality deer management there are a number of things you can do to improve your hunting property and in my opinion none improves your quality deer management than good quality plots. Why even waste the time planting them if you are not going to get a soil test and make sure they are done right. You might get lucky and plant your plot somewhere where the PH level is already good for planting plots and doesn’t need any lime, but 9 times out of 10 your soil needs something. So take the time to get those soil samples, you will be so glad that you did when your plots are luscious and beautiful and attracting deer from properties surrounding yours.

 

Food Plots Planted Growing

food plots planted growing well

The food plots planted this spring.

 

We got our deer hunting food plots planted and they should be coming up by now. I haven’t had a chance to get to the deer camp to check my trail camera, and see the property since some logging was done, and since the food plots were planted.

A few reminders on your summer plots to help get the best results out of your plots.

Food Plots Planted

Spray plots for weeds when weeds are four to twelve inches tall. Also when clover reaches 10 to 12 inches tall mow down to 4 to 6 inches. Don’t mow to low or to often though. You don’t want them to burn during the summer heat.

Also during early fall fertilize with a 0-20-20 or similar fertilizer. Apply when it is dry.

Hopefully I will have some good trail camera photographs to share soon.

I sure hope we don’t have another drought like we did last year. That was the worst drought I can remember in all my years.

It is great to be posting again and hopefully much more often now.