Bit of a preface. This was my first attempt at a food plot, it was very small (maybe 30x20yds). I did this on purpose in case it was a complete failure (which it was). This ground had never been plowed, disced, raked, nothing. I didnt do a soil test, or spread any lime or fertilizer. This area was pretty much prairie grasses with some weeds mixed in. So I went and sprayed glyphosate to get a good kill. Came back when everything was dead and broadcast a brassica mix directly into the dead/dying grass and then mowed with a push mower right before a rain. The result was about a zero percent germination rate. What I learned: Do a soul test. Even on a small plot and lime, fertilize accordingly. I also believe that virgin ground needs to be killed and disced or burned, or raked at least one time to get to that bare dirt. No till methods can then be implemented from there. There's simply just too much old duff on the ground for a seed to make good soil contact otherwise. I would also stick with easier germinating plants such as rye, wheat, buckwheat, clover, brassica. Buckwheat in the spring with something like a rye/wheat brassica mix broadcast into it in the late summer would be ideal. You can then cultipack or roll the buckwheat over that seed. Sorry for the long post, but anything you guys can add ?