Planting Sweet Success and Field Edge Seeds for DIY Food Plot

Time to  plant some Sweet Success or Field Edge Rack Stacker Seed in Your Food Plot

Two of my favourite seed are Sweet Success and Field Edge Seeds

They offer a combination of summer and early fall clovers to late season and early winter blends to keep deer coming back.

Plant as soon as frost warnings are gone, making sure weeds are totally destroyed and gone.

Let me REPEAT that….ensure the weeds are killed!

Spaying Weeds Can Take Time

Follow the directions on the Rack Stacker package and try to plant when rain is forecasted right after or soon after seeds hit the ground.

Use a broadcast seeder for optimum results, each seed need room to grow so don’t crowd them!

Think of it as this way,,,,if this is a seed——–> .     Then you need about an 8 inch diameter circle around it ( baseball hat sized growing space)

Sweet Success and Field Edge seed for your DIY food plot

Sweet Success and Field Edge seed for your DIY food plot

 

 

            Turn this into this Doe in food plot

 

Or Perhaps Into This – Ken Cull with his awesome buck using Rack Stacker Attractants

Ken Cull Fixation Buck

QDMA Food Plots Tips Video

Kip Adams and some great food plot tips if your on a budget.

 

Fellow outdoor writer, blogger, hunter Mark Kenyon of Wired To Hunt passed this awesome video along to me from twitter about food plots on a budget.

 

 

Thanks to Kip Adamas QDMA and Mark Kenyon Wired To Hunt for tweeting about the video.

There is always lots to learn when it comes to DIY food plots.

Become a member of QDMA , or  QDMA Canada

In Canada and USA there is a chapter near you.

QDMA Canada – Southwestern Ontario Branch Field Day

Quality Deer Management 1st Annual Field Day

 

QDMA Canada – Southwestern Ontario Branch

20410 Fairview Road, Thorndale Ontario

April 20, 2011

Agenda

 

10:00 AM – Coffee and Donuts

 

10:30 AM – QDMA

Brief history of SWO QDMA Branch and Intro to QDMA Principles

 

11:00 AM – Discussion of Property and Development Plans

What we did in 2010

2011 Initiation of 5 year plan – Aerial Maps and Plan

 

11:30 AM – Soil Testing

Taking the sample

Filling out sample submission forms

What a soil test report means

 

12:00 PM – BBQ Lunch

 

12:30 PM – Food Plot Preparation and Planting

Planting and planning for a successful food plot

How to make the most of equipment available to you

From Hand to Machine

 

2:00 PM – Habitat Enhancement

 

2:30 PM – Food Plots – “Don’t Clean the Plate”

Steve Elmy  – Rack Stacker

 

3:15 PM – Wrap up and questions.

(and Tree Stand Draw)

 

Members and under 16 Free & Non-Members $5.00

 

Directions: From London – Take Dundas Street East to Fairview Road (just past Trails End Market), turn north (left) on to Fairview Road and follow the signs for 2.5 km.

From the North: On the east side of Thorndale, take Fairview Road south approx 7.5 km to farm.

401 From West: North on Veterans Memorial Pkwy, right on Dundas Street, East to Fairview Road (just past Trails End Market), turn north (left) on to Fairview Road and follow the signs 2.5 km.

401 From East: North on Hwy 73, then left on Hwy 2 (Dundas Street), right on Fairview Road 2.5km.

QDMA Canada – Southwestern Ontario Branch

1st Annual Field Day

20410 Fairview Road, Thorndale Ontario

April 20, 2011

Agenda

 

10:00 AM – Coffee and Donuts

 

10:30 AM – QDMA

Brief history of SWO QDMA Branch and Intro to QDMA Principles

 

11:00 AM – Discussion of Property and Development Plans

What we did in 2010

2011 Initiation of 5 year plan – Aerial Maps and Plan

 

11:30 AM – Soil Testing

Taking the sample

Filling out sample submission forms

What a soil test report means

 

12:00 PM – BBQ Lunch

 

12:30 PM – Food Plot Preparation and Planting

Planting and planning for a successful food plot

How to make the most of equipment available to you

From Hand to Machine

 

2:00 PM – Habitat Enhancement

 

2:30 PM – Food Plots – “Don’t Clean the Plate”

Steve Elmy  – Rack Stacker

 

3:15 PM – Wrap up and questions.

(and Tree Stand Draw)

 

Members and under 16 Free & Non-Members $5.00

 

Directions: From London – Take Dundas Street East to Fairview Road (just past Trails End Market), turn north (left) on to Fairview Road and follow the signs for 2.5 km.

From the North: On the east side of Thorndale, take Fairview Road south approx 7.5 km to farm.

401 From West: North on Veterans Memorial Pkwy, right on Dundas Street, East to Fairview Road (just past Trails End Market), turn north (left) on to Fairview Road and follow the signs 2.5 km.

401 From East: North on Hwy 73, then left on Hwy 2 (Dundas Street), right on Fairview Road 2.5km.

DIY Food Plot Day

DIY Whitetail food plot experts and rookies had a great day during the QDMA  Field Day Seminar.

Participants came early for the field day seminar for food plot basics and quality deer management tips.

DIY Whitetail food plot experts and rookies had a great day

Thirty people were in information overload as speakers  (QDMA) talked Whitetail Deer during the 6 hour seminar.

Lots of local hunters and land owners signed up for the DIY seminar. There were some well know celebrities in attendance as well with Taylor Wright of The Canadian Traditions TV Show and Lawrence Beckett from  S.C.I.

An awesome BBQ lunch kept everyone going during the afternoon tour of pastures, tree lines and trails.

A ton of door prizes where handed out. The $25 entrance fee collected towards QDMA will help the local branch provide information and help to members.

Sponsors who helped make this DIY Field Day a success were:

Rack-Stacker-QDMA-Field-Day

BassPro     S.C.I.      Gasp Air Brushing    O.F.A.H.   Q.D.M.A

Vortex Optics Canada      KNUZ Till-Ease

Over the next few weeks I will publish some audio tips taken during the day so check back often for your latest DIY Whitetail Deer Management & Food Plot Tips

Using a hand seeder to sow your Rack Stacker Upland-Game-Seed

Over seeding a DIY Whitetail Deer and Turkey food plot

Amplified seed from Rack Stacker great for over seeding an existing DIY food plot.

After a few hours of turkey hunting,   ok I was sitting relaxed against a tree from 5am till 10 am until I decided to wander back to my truck.

A quick java and sandwich later I was all set to get back to my gobbler hunt but first opted to spend a few minutes to over seed my  Rack Stacker Superb-uck DIY food plot that was planted last year.

A one pound bag of Rack Stacker Amplifed Seed and an equal amount of sand was poured and mixed in my portable hand seed spreader.

After only few minutes I over seeded  my DIY Whitetail Deer and Turkey Food Plot along with another small plot about 50 yards away that leads into this plot.

When any new weeds appear I will lop the heads off with a gas powered weed wacker to eliminate them.

New growth from the Amplied seed will burst through last years food plot with awesome tonnage to keep the local deer herd well fed well into fall and winter.

Another Superb-uck food plot planted with a Chevy van!

Last year I had the opportunity to hunt with Jerry   his good  friend Edward. on a special goose hunt,  RippleOutdoors .

This year Jerry and Edward wanted to plant a food plot for whitetail deer and turkeys.

For those that didn’t read it Edward is paralysed from the neck down with very limited movement. We camouflaged Edward to look like a bale of hay amongst about 80 goose decoys. To see how that day turned out click here

Now Edward was limited of course to helping us planting a Backyard Wildlife food plot but Jerry and I managed to do it very easily and in little time. I sprayed for weeds two weeks ago. Jerry rented a Plotmule from Badenoch Archery and we met at 8am at the proposed plot location.

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Unfortunately my ATV was located north and I had no time to retrieve it.

Jerry said we could do it with his van!

I was sceptical as Jerry proceeded to disk up the soil with the plotmule towed behind his van but indeed he did get mos t of it plowed up. When we added a set of harrows I had to take over with my 4×4 truck to finish off the plot.

Now I don’t recommend this method to everyone but we did get it disked up and seeded with Backyard Wildlife Superb-uck seed in just under two hours. The plot measured just over 1/2 acre in size.


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Rain had started to soak the soil down making it greasy,

Hence my 4×4

helping out, but I was amazed by Jerry’s van digging in and turfing soil!

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There’s still time to get your Backyard Wildlife Food Plot Plant. Deer season start soon so don’t delay!

If you want a free sample of Walk n Toss seed contact me info[at]rippleoutdoors[dot]com and I will tell you how to get some!