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Forage Feast Food Plot Seed

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Give deer on your plot a feast fit for a king.

The premier way to attract and hold deer on your plot. This premium blend of large-seed plants is free of any fillers or chemicals, and it features our exclusive Forage Oats along with smaller grains, premium forage rape, clover and Austrian winter peas.

With quick germination and great performance in a wide range of soil conditions, the blend is one you can trust to yield an abundant, nutritious food supply. Plus, it responds well to high-nitrogen fertilizer for even more robust production. Truly, Forage Feast is one of the best, most luxurious plot seed blends available today.

Ingredients

PlotSpike Forage Feast is a mixture of fine clovers, forage rape, wheat, chicory, and Austrian winter peas.

Specifications

Seed species: Small grains, Forage Rape, Clovers, Austrian Winter Peas

Coverage area: 1/2 acre

Mature height: 36 inches

Where to use:

In a well-prepared seed bed that gets some sunlight and adequate moisture.

When to use:

Forage Feast planting areas map

YELLOW: Plant September/October. Deer utilize from Fall to Spring. Freeze out is unlikely.

ORANGE: Plant late August. Planting will normally produce good forage until severe weather sets in at 15–20°F and below.

RED: August planting will produce forage until severe cold begins.

How to use:

For best results, plant in a well-prepared bed.

  • Plant seeds no deeper than 1/2 inch deep
  • Adequate moisture is required for proper germination
  • Lime according to soil test and fertilize periodically with high nitrogen fertilizer
  • Plant 40 lbs. per 1/2 acre

Advice

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