Food plot

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  1. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Clark Co, MO
    Due to some health issues I won't be at the farm until late May. I wanted to plant 2 acres in clover, do you think that will be too late?
     
  2. flatlander_

    flatlander_ Really? Show me. .

    If it was me I'd wait until mid August at this point.
     
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  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Agree....... :wave1:
     
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  4. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Moberly, MO
    Or get ya a fall plot in the last week of August/first week of September and it will give ya good bare dirt to frost seed into.
     
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  5. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    ^^^^^ this
     
  6. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I would probably wait myself. Not that it couldn't work out , but it would have a steeper hill to climb.
     
  7. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    Lime it and wait till fall..
     
  8. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    I've had my best luck planting in the fall along with wheat.
     
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  9. beardsNspurs78

    beardsNspurs78 Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2008
    Philly, MO
    When is the ideal time to plant clover and what makes it the ideal time?
     
  10. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    My understanding is that August or February work best, pick your poison. Not sure what makes it ideal, I just listen to old farmers.
     
  11. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Seedling clover does not fare well in the midwest heat so fall seeded to where it can germinate, establish and overwinter will do better and be that far ahead the next spring. 2nd IMO best is to frost seed in Jan/Feb so that it is on the ground at the earliest point in spring where weather will support germination. May is pretty close to that midsummer heat wave and associated drought, both bad for clover.
     
  12. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    No such thing as ideal timing for anything related to farming. I planted corn over a week ago ahead of a 4 day forecast that held 2 days of rain. We got a 2/10ths trace and not a sprout was showing yet Sunday. You would think that would have been an "ideal" time to plant. :D
     
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  13. beardsNspurs78

    beardsNspurs78 Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2008
    Philly, MO
    Thanks rat. That was the info I was looking for. Figured henry might chime in with some good info but he's just :boohoo: again :D:D
     
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  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Hey. Rat had already kinda answered it. I just wanted to prepare you for the real world. :D
     
  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    You have to remember, he is a grumpy old man and set in his ways. One of his ways is complaining, the other complaint is not having enough to complain about :D
     
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  16. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    People complaining about me complaining is a bunch of ****.
     
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  17. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005