anyone planting a food plot this year? This year I'm going to try to plant a 1 acre plot in northern MN for deer, and I was wondering what you guys plant on your food plots. I will be getting the PH level of the dirty this spring so I know what to add and plant.
You are talking about just for deer or to grow for yourself?
deer and wildlife in general. I was looking at Chicory,corn soybeans,Whitetail Institute‚Äôs Extreme,or oats. I live in southern MN where the soil is heavy, but i hunt up north where it is very sandy.
I'm thinking about soybeans and corn this year. I don't think you can go wrong with corn, soybeans, turnips or even alfalfa. Something like a clover or alfalfa are going to be better early in the year (archery) whereas the beans and turnips would ripen later.
turnips was the other thing i was thinking, i have heard the deer love to eat them.
They get sweet once a frost comes in and more than likely there won't be a lot in the area so it will be a treat.
not all of up north is sand. I have 120 acres in aitkin county and there is nary the sand there. all low wetland that drains poorly. not all of aitkin county is a wetland but i refer to it as a floating bog. LOLOL
I hate aitkin county, can't wait to get some land south of that. $$$ factors into the equation though....LOL
I know the soil will be sandy
Rye is fairly inexpensive to plant. Oats work well but more money. Clover will come back every year provided the winter does'nt kill it. And skip the institute product, it is just Ladino Clover you can buy elsewhere for less. Dont forget to throw out some lime and fertilizer if you can afford it. If your thinking long term, apple trees work great for the deer cam!