Backyard Plot Ideas

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by airenlow, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. airenlow

    airenlow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Backyard food plot, 1-2 acres, for year-round wildlife viewing and occasional hunting. Low maintenance is preferred. I'm researching clover and alfalfa currently. What would you plant???

    This is purely hypothetical at this point, so I don't know soil type, terrain, etc.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Clover is cheap and easy and pretty fool proof. If you plant alfalfa I would plant it in the fall.
     
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    Antler king mix of clover has worked for me the past few years! easy to maintain and grows pretty much anywhere.
     
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    I've been kicking the idea around of doing perennial patches separated by annual plantings on a small 1 1/2 acre plot but I also like to overthink ideas and figure out a plethora of ways to complicate things.

    If you are looking for low maintenance then clover, alfalfa and chicory will do just fine. Just put a good amount of work in to the initial preparation of the seed bed. You can always leave a little room around the edge to plant whatever annuals you want, corn, soybean, buckwheat, lab lab, clay peas sunnhemp, sunflowers in the summer and brassicas in the winter.
     

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