Frost Seeding clover plots

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Frost Seeding clover plots

Unread postby Teddy Klark » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:32 pm

Clover is one of the most popular food plots out there and for good reason. It is perennial, easy to plant, and it is so healthy for deer, with huge protein levels you will see everything from lactating does, fawns, bucks and turkeys ( for the hoppers and bugs it attracts ). Your clover will attract wildlife from Green up ( usually in March/April ) until November!
But clover plots do need maintenance, more so than almost any other plot. From mowing ( which I will talk more about later in the season ) one great way to maintain your clover plot is to frost seed it.
If you have an existing clover plot, lets say it is 1 acre. In the early spring when the ground is still freezing at night, but thawing during the day you will add a 1/2 rate of clover seed to the bare dirt. Sometimes you may need to rake away some leaves to get down to bare dirt. By adding a 1/2 rate I mean if you have a 1 acre plot, you will use 1/2 acre worth of seed. Apply it to the soil and you are done! The freezing, thawing action will cause the ground to "swallow" the seed, achieving optimum seed to spoil contact. Then when the temp gets high enough it will germinate, lush and full. This will keep your plot having the optimum mixture of clovers, and keep it growing thick and full.
Here is an article I wrote on this for PA Bowhunting ( ) can be seen at!Frost ... 2F22789188
I recommend using North Ridge Wildlife Forage seed, it is designed and tested in Pennsylvania and boasts using only the highest quality plants with no fillers.
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Re: Frost Seeding clover plots

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:33 pm

thanks so much for today's post Teddy K , great piece of writing ;) ;) ;)
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