What to plant in woods plot.

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  1. PopPop

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    Looking to put in food plot for deer. No open field to plant just woods. Anyone have any ideas on what would be the best to plant. Mainly oaks trees. I was thinking clover.
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    Any pictures of any home made plows or harrows that can be pulled behind a four wheeler. Any help or ideas would be great!
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  3. Doe Shooter

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    If you are breaking ground for the first time, with no soil amendments you can't beat cow peas. Clover needs a bit more fore thought. For clover you need to get the PH in line and get weeds under control.Clover is a fall / winter plant. Cow peas are trouble free but will be done at first frost. Get familiar with herbicides. You get results in line with your effort.
     
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    Whatever you end up planting, add some barley. You're gonna need some pioneer species to get some carbon going to feed whatever your deer are going to end up eating.
     
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    If you want to have a fall attraction plot, I've done WR and RC within the woods in early Sept. Both grow well as leaves soon drop. Add couple bags of 19-19-19 and bag of Lime/ 100 yds of strip. Try to do before rain. I've still got RC growing in those areas after not doing the last 3 years. If you can cut trees down to open understory, success will improve. Good luck.
     
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    I try NOT to work the soil in a wooded plot. Top soil tends to be pretty shallow and the soil as a whole tends to be pretty poor from a pH and nutrient perspective.

    Look into "throw and mow" methods... Small seeds (clover, chicory, cereal grains, brassica) tend to work the best.

    Sunlight is the key...

    Here is a plot I carved out of a small woodlot that the logging created a nice opening and I then "polished" it a little bit and put in a small clover/chicory plot. I did not work the soil....I simply burned the leaf litter, sprayed the weeds and spread the seed. Rain will drive the small seed into the ground.
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    I finally got my beans! Its gonna rain tonight, planting tomorrow. Yes!
     
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    What brand of beans are you planting ? We got three inches + here last night. Too wet to plow !
     
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    Eagle Forage beans, Laredo Forage Beans, Production beans.
     
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    2128626.jpeg Tractor Supply ATV drag for $279 is a good investment. Attach a piece of wood on top for some additional weight.
     
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    Clover is a good idea, it grows like weeds, but you will need at least 50% sunshine through the trees to your plot. I like to start clover with buckwheat for a nurse crop, buckwheat releases nutrients in the soil.
     

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