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Old 10-23-2020, 01:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No, it's not too late, as mentioned. Typically, you can plant all of the way into early November and have plenty time for everything to come up. If you're only talking about an acre or so, I would bush hog it and then disk it really well incorporating the thatch into the soil but it doesn't need to look like it came out of a bag of top soil. You really only need to broken up enough to cover the seed well but if you want a "pretty" plot disk it until it's smooth. IMO, disking the plot is what makes a good plot, I'm not a fan of the throw and mow mostly because my grass isn't thick enough to do that.

For the acreage you're planting I would recommend at least 2 50# sacks, if not 3, of three way seed blend from your local co-op. We usually match seed to fertilizer so if you buy 3 sacks of seed get 3 sacks of 13-13-13. We always broadcast each seed and fertilizer individually because the heavier fertilizer will fall to the bottom of the mixture and now your seed and fertilizer aren't spread evenly. After you get all of the seed and fertilizer out drag it to your liking.

Before you roll it, for a little extra, you can lightly top sow the plot with about 3-5 pounds of clover seed. I like ladino myself. After top sowing with clover then roll it and wait for the rain. Do not seed the clover with everything else. Your food plot blend seeds need to be about an inch deep but clover only needs to be about 1/4" deep or just covered.

Good Luck!
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