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Klinnert Seed & Outpost has everything you need to make your own deer plot. A deer plot is an area that is supplemented with seeds that will eventually grow plants that will attract local deer. Many tend to think it's a revegetation effort. Even though there may be an overlapping of intent, the intent of a food plot is to solely feed deer. However, for the best results, it is particularly important that the correct seeds are used. You want to use plants that are hardy, annual or perennial, and compatible with the type of deer that lives in your area.
Below are are seeds that we recommend and carry:
Alfalfa, the perennial plant. Alfalfa is a summer plant that when taken care of correctly, will return for several years. Alfalfa is a favorite with deer and it is a good choice as it can be mixed with other types of similar heights. Alfalfa, although hardy, may require fertilization for it to prosper. However, after the initial investment in time, you can count on it to be robust.
Soybeans are a preferred annual crop. Even though they may require yearly planting, they are quick and attractive to deer. Spring planting soybeans will bring deer of all varieties throughout the summer and well into the fall months.
Clover is effective and affordable. Clover is particularly affordable, and it does not require strenuous maintenance. A clover plot will regrow for a couple of years with the proper care; you can count on it to regrow for four years. Clover plants are particularly preferred for areas with relatively mild winters, as it is unattractive to most deer during the first frost.
Turnips grow in a wide range of soils, doing best in well-trained plots. Turnips also grow well in northern and southern regions, reaching full majority within three months. Turnips can be planted by themselves, or be planted next to plants that have a similar height.
Radishes have the ability to suppress weeds. Not only will radishes attract deer, but if you have a weed problem, it can curtail it. Radishes die, which can actually be an advantage since leftover radishes quickly decompose to enrich the soil for next year's food plot. Radishes also easier to grow than other types seeds, as they are well adapted to most soil and weather conditions.