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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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small food plots

cleared some around the house and garage. cleaned up an old junk pile that had been there for years and cleared some corners in the back yard by the pond. also cleared some strips in the brush outside of the back yard. planted them all with whitetail institute imperial clover and added some white clover. hopefully I have made some good areas out of some not used areas. we are already loaded with rabbits and the deer are always in the back yard too. planted the seed Friday and it rained Saturday and it was up Monday. it is really coming in good. I will get more/better pictures soon.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 10:25 PM
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Sounds like you hit the rain perfectly. Keep us updated.

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You know the deer are there, just providing something to keep them there.. good move..
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-29-2018, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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coming up nicely, sure could use some rain.
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what did you use to control weeds?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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nothing for weed control, I cleared it with a tracked skid steer, roughed it up with an old pallet with cement blocks for weight and broadcast the seed. the few weeds I have, I can control by hand until the food plot gets taller. it is about 5-6 inches tall now. I am very happy with the results of the seed, I just wish I would have had one more rain on it at the right time but I think it will fill in nicely. as you can see, I have customers already! I need to get a trail camera up, because I have seen deer in it too.
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try Ernst seed in Meadville. I use there fall mix with good results.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 11:39 PM
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BlackPowder,

Nice work. That first crop is always exciting when it sprouts. I never get tired of watching plots grow, a certain satisfaction. ... I hear that WTI seed works well. Guess the proof is in the pudding; or dirt.... Keep us posted.
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Looks great BlackPowder, I have been very satisfied with Whitetail Institute products.Always great to put dirt to use
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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finally put a camera up. the only time it isn't loaded with rabbits is at mid day when its all sun and as soon as there it a spot of shade, they are right back in it.
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