Clover/Chicory Plot

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  1. vermontwhitetail

    vermontwhitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Excited about this clover/chicory plot Hopefully a good early season bow spot. 20190602_183558.jpg
     
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    What are you using for weed control?
     
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    I am not using any. I just mow often. I've tried weed control on past years and it just doesn't seem to work very well. Heavy seeding and mowing works best here, especially since the plot is in the woods where there is limited feed.

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    Sweet please post more pics as it progresses. I'm doing the same style thread but with 3rd year clover and chemicals to kill all but what is wanted.
     
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    Hit it with a foliar fertilizer. You will be surprised how much of a difference it makes both in growth and attractiveness to deer. I have 3 clover plots. Of the three I only sprayed one to see the difference. A lot more action on the one I sprayed.
     
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    Hey copper can you link me what you use please. I have 3 plots and would love to experiment as well.
     
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    I’m interested as well I have a second year clover chicory plot that looks awesome and I’m trying to figure out what to hit it with this autumn for a kick


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    I walk over plots in the late summer with a light seeding of turnips fertilizing and rolling just before a rain.
     
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    Fix I have had the best result with these products.

    https://antlerking.com/product-category/liquid-soil-conditioners-fertilizers/

    Check around though on the web for the best price. Clover fuel is good for clover and legumes, Jolt is good for just about anything and Plot max is more of a soil conditioner than a fertilizer. If you cant find them you can use miracle grow too. In the end they all are about the same price once you compare the mixing rates.

    Good luck brother.
     
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    Just posted a reply to Fix. Like I said there are other products out there you can try. The best part is that the risk of burning the plot is almost non-existent is you follow the mixing ratios.
     
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    My clover chicory plot year 2. I am amazed how good it looks after the first mow.


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    I had twin fawns on the food plot last night eating the new clover, wish they would give it a few more weeks but that is what the clover is for. Just ordered clover fuel.
     
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    After my first mowing. Lots of clover, chicory and some alfalfa. Going to let it grow for a few weeks before I mow again. 20190615_112116.jpeg

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    Kinda funny I was concerned about mowing the clover too often, then I realized that the clover I mow every week in the yard is thriving.
     
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    Awesome. What clover seed did you use?
     
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    I used the overpriced whitetail institute imperial fusion. I guarantee I could have done it cheaper but it’s such a small plot that I just grabbed some convenient seed. Frost seeded March of 2018.


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    20190703_131711.jpg Just before the second mowing.
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