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Food plots are not for sissys #7888571 07/02/20 08:54 PM
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Tried putting together a small plot with small backyard scale tools. Found out unworked ground is like concrete. 5 passes with a tiller would barely stir the dirt.

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Haha yup, my first two years I used a screw driver and a sack of seed. Stabbed holes by hand into virgin ground, wiggled the driver, dropped in seed and covered. I couldn’t believe how long a quarter acre took drilling every 6-12”.
Bought a tiller last year and now lost the lease to owner selling.
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Check with the local school's ag teacher, ask if he has any students willing to do some small acreage plowing for food plots.


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and of course the last two rains parted like the red sea going around the propoerty

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Wait until the ground is damp. Much softer then nidea


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Originally Posted by rickym
Haha yup, my first two years I used a screw driver and a sack of seed. Stabbed holes by hand into virgin ground, wiggled the driver, dropped in seed and covered. I couldn’t believe how long a quarter acre took drilling every 6-12”.
Bought a tiller last year and now lost the lease to owner selling.
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Throw and grow works just fine. I time it with the rains in the latter part of September.


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We have the opposite problem dirt so loose it’s difficult to pull a disk to knock down the native growth.


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Originally Posted by redchevy
We have the opposite problem dirt so loose it’s difficult to pull a disk to knock down the native growth.


I would just brush hog and not till. I was amazed at what we got the first year.


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I've always said people that are gamblers should become farmers. What a gamble it really is praying for rains at the right time.


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We just finished 5200+ feet of fence around 3 food plots to keep the cattle off. Last year they packed two of them so hard a 15' plow wouldn't break the soil necessitating getting equipment back there a second time which was a pia.


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