First Time Food Plot ( Picture Heavy )

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by Skywalker, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Skywalker

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    A week sure can make a difference. This is after 3 weeks of growth. I'm starting to get really excited about the growth.

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    wow that looks great!
     
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    Awesome work. Food plots are like many other things in life, you get out of them what you put in.
     
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    Great set up and great food plot. Just planted my couple days ago. Hoping it turns out like yours. Definitely setting yourself up for success. Congrats and good luck
     
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    Looks great !
     
  6. Skywalker

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    Week 4 update. The temps have finally cooled down and we are starting to see more deer movement. 10 days and I will be in the stand waiting.

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    Love it ! Awesome !
     
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    Thats a great looking food plot!! What product/seed did you use?!
     
  9. Skywalker

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    It is Evolved Harvest - MegaPlot. I also have a 1lb bag of Biologic Brassica's added to the mix. To be honest, I used it because it is way cheaper than most other options.This being my first attempt at a food plot, I didn't want to drop a ton of money into it, not knowing if it would be successful or not. So far so good.
     
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    Too bad that dandy is in the early AM. Next week pick a few turnips to see how big they've gotten. October 18-28 is the predicted first frost. That field should look good by then if the deer arent hitting it hard.
     
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    I just planted a small kill plot with biologic green patch plus...it was a little expensive but its great stuff and grows fast! I'll have to expand the plot next year a little. I don't have any equipment other than hand tools at the moment so it takes a lot of work to clear the soil and get rid of nuisance roots and peat.
     
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    Great looking plot. We cycle from corn/milo to clover/chickory to brassicas/turnips between our 3 one acre plots. Love to have that late fall/winter plot to pull them in after all the crops are harvested. Wish we had a tiller!
     
  13. Skywalker

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    Worth it's weight in gold.
     
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    Nice looking plot! Gotta love when you start seeing the deer use it. Adds a another element to love about the sport. Good luck.
     
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    Update?
     
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    And you left the oak trees in the middle! Great job!
     
  17. Skywalker

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    I hear the calls for an update, so here we go. I've only hunted over this plot twice. Had 7 bucks pass through on an AM hunt last saturday. Didn't have any come through on an AM set on Tuesday. The turnips are well above my knee through out most of the plot, except for the area to the east which gets more shade. The Oats are growing well in the shade. As you can see the turnips are starting to get pretty good sized bulbs.

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    Here's a couple pics I got of the bucks that were passing through. 4 of them were 1.5 year olds and 2 were 2.5, the other might have been older, but he didn't venture out into the plot and the tree cover blocked my view, I just saw the antlers for a moment and knew he was a shooter.

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    Awesome ! :hail:
     
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    That is incredible....I'll bet that patch of turnips will look like it has been chisel plowed when they eat it all up...
    Do you hunt this in late season only or right out of the box? Looks D'lishous....Good Job Skywalker!

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    Keep on em.... its just time now!
     

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