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#6630903 - 01/13/17 01:00 PM Food plots
Jlivi1224 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 8
Hey guys. I'll be planting for the first time in 2017 and I'm looking to gather as much knowledge in the following as possible. I hunt east Texas. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Sorry if this has you searching for the dead horse emoji! Search wasn't cooperating.

Pre-planting soil prep
Any specific greens you like
Best times to plant.
Size and shape of plot
Any other general advice.



#6631131 - 01/13/17 02:59 PM Re: Food plots [Re: Jlivi1224]
TXranch56 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/06/16
Posts: 23
Loc: Tyler, Texas
I'm also looking to plant in the next month or so. I have 2 roughly 15 acre fields that I am considering planting but don't know much about the subject. I would like to plant a variety so that I have something coming up during most times of the year. Any help is appreciated.
Robinson Ranch - Comanche, Texas

#6631186 - 01/13/17 03:37 PM Re: Food plots [Re: Jlivi1224]
Russ79 Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 399
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
First thing you need to have done is have a soil test done. If we are talking east Texas timber country then you can be sure the soil is acidic. At the very least you probably need to put out about 1500 lbs. of lime per acre as a start as soon as you can. It takes about six months to be incorporated into the soil so it may not help this spring but it will benefit the fall. Iron and clay cowpeas in the spring are easy to grow and tolerate acidic soil better than most things. If you can get the lime in now then around March, weather permitting, I would start discing and planting. Long and skinny are better than square- deer are edge creatures. The more edge you create the better. Unless it is small they won't venture much in the daylight into the middle of a big foodplot. A lot of folks will put in fertilizer just prior to planting- I like to wait and see it get up some before fertilizing. That's all I got for you now.

#6631210 - 01/13/17 03:46 PM Re: Food plots [Re: Jlivi1224]
Jlivi1224 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 8
Perfect. Thanks Russ!


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