Lime, seed, fertilizer

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  1. AAA

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    Is it ok to apply the lime, seed and fertilizer all at the same time?


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    You can. I normally lime and fertilize then till. I plant after tilling .

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    I prefer to let the lime work the soil by itself first but that's just me.
    Don't know of any technical reason not to.
     
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    I do the same as you. Here is my clover plot.[​IMG]

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    How long after I apply some pelletized line would you recommend I wait before seeding?


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    I try and spread lime right before a good heavy rainstorm if I can. Then I give it a few days to be absorbed into the soil and then I work it up, plant and fertilize. I fertilize when I plant and then top dress it once the crop begins to get a good foothold.
     
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    Its fine for food plots. The lime and fertilizer need a little time to break down in the soil but if all you got time for something is better than nothing.

    I usually apply lime a month or two before I plant with what ever fertilizer is required.
     
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    If your going to work the ground, I would put the lime on late fall or winter, even when some snow is on the ground. If your not working the ground, early spring, like others have siad hope for a good rain, then put the fertilizer on and your seed.
     
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