Food Plot-Shady Area

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Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby wibowhntr » Tue May 20, 2014 11:54 am

Just trying to find out what will grow in a shady area that doesn't receive much sun light? Any input would be great.


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Re: Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Tue May 20, 2014 3:18 pm

I generally reach for the clover seed and often add a pinch of chicory. Rye is a great insurance policy if you have difficulty establishing your clover.

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Re: Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby cbay » Thu May 22, 2014 2:51 am

Agree with the clover and cereal rye. Wherever the clover doesn't grow we get good native browse such as giant ragweed and leave that for them. We mow this time of year and if the clover hasn't established well in different spots that is when we let it grow native until next year - or permanently. Shade tolerant bushes are another option.
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Re: Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby ozzz » Thu May 22, 2014 4:19 am

Rye
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Re: Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Fri May 23, 2014 5:17 pm

cbay wrote:Agree with the clover and cereal rye. Wherever the clover doesn't grow we get good native browse such as giant ragweed and leave that for them. We mow this time of year and if the clover hasn't established well in different spots that is when we let it grow native until next year - or permanently. Shade tolerant bushes are another option.

X3 on the clover and rye. A little added chicory is worth a try.

cbay hit on a good one when you can find it with the Giant ragweed. Nutritious and very high in protein at 30%.
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Re: Food Plot-Shady Area

Unread postby wibowhntr » Sun May 25, 2014 11:18 am

Thanks for the help guys.


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