Rising costs of water and energy are inspiring many people to seek environmentally sustainable alternatives to their thirsty, work-intensive lawns. Consequently, clover lawns have gained popularity in recent years.
A clover lawn can be a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative to traditional turf lawnsespecially in shady or problem areas of your yard.
I will know more about this product next spring/summer as it hopefully grows after preparing and seeding the present lawn. I did lose a little bit of the packaged seed inside the UPS box, as the bag had ripped open a little.
Therefore, it might need to be packaged a little better in the future.
Ordered the 1/4 acre, white Dutch clover seeds. Shipped quick, and planted them. They are sprouting up quickly! Planted them in my dry clay soil, where nothing else would grow, not even weeds would grow.
Put the seeds down and watered them off and on, plus we had lots of rain over the week. They quickly came up, very pleased with the results! Highly recommend them! Planted grass in the same spot and grass wouldn’t grow but clover didn’t have any issues! Love it!.
This was my 5th 10# bag. The seed quality may not produce more clover as I want. I cut grass short then put down seed like it tells me. Sandy soil. Florida rains help but. I should have more clover with 5 bags.
PlotSpike Clover Blend Food Plot Seed, 82010 Clovers, the primary ingredients in this PlotSpike 82010 Clover Blend Food Plot Seed, are a type of legume that are critical to any plot as forage or complementary plants.
They are tender and palatable, and they provide high levels of protein and carbohydrates that deer populations love. Plus, they play host for nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which help maintain critical nitrogen levels in the soil.
I have been using this clover for several years now. I make small food plots by hand with a hand tiller and a rake. I also have a big food plot in my back yard. The deer love it. It also grows well in the woods.
I have used throw and grow, not that impressed. Clover does better with shade and i think attracts deer better. Very satisfied with this product.
I bought several 40 lb bags of the Plot Spike and planted it in 5 different locations on my farm for deer and turkey. I planted it in areas around existing row crops that were left vacant due to being to wet when planted.
I planted it in August. Now, in October the plots have flourished. I cannot believe how well it has turned out. The Chicory has really jumped up and covered the field. I never expected these results from a affordable blend.
Scientifically engineered to aid in antler growth and fawn development! This specific blend of clover has been studied and perfected, to make sure your local whitetail population has an attractive, high-protein food source year-round.
User-friendly, too! It’s ready to use right out of the bag, and it germinates much easier than other clovers. In fact, Imperial Clover can stay green up to 12 months of out the year, for up 5 straight years without re-seeding! If you want big, full whitetails on your plot, look no further.
Imperial Clover gives deer the high-protein diet they need for maximum antler growth and development. Packed with antler-building protein Helps does deliver heavier, healthier fawns and produce more milk Extremely tolerant to cold weather Heat, drought and disease resistant Coated with RainBond for enhanced seedling survivability Lasts up to 5 years with just one planting Plants up to 0.
I’ve been putting in food plots for 6 years now and using a variety of products. Started using Whitetail clover about 4 years ago and decided last year to plant nothing but their clover because the deer LOVE it.
They walk past 20 acres of alfalfa to get to the plots. They are always on the clover plots from spring to freeze up. They eat it down to the ground before winter sets in. Then, the amazing thing is that if we get a mid-winter thaw here in Wisconsin, this stuff starts to push sprouts up and they are out there eating any growth/green that they can get at.
Unbelievable! Anyway, the 30 or so years of research that Whitetail Institute has put into the development of their products has proven to me that they are the ones with the knowledge and know-how to do it right.
NO, I don’t work for them or know anyone there, I’m simply a fan of theirs. So, do yourself a favor. Prep your land properly, plant it, mow it when the weeds start taking over, mow it again later in the season to again take the weeds down before they reseed.
Mow it for the same purpose the second season. before the weeds reseed! Walla, you have a 5 or 6 year food plot that will pull deer to your land! I’ve found that the cost of the seed is the cheapest part of the whole process.
if your sweat equity means anything to you. I tried to cheap-out by buying less expensive products from the Co-op or other companies and had bad results so at the end of the season you step back and say da*n, all that work and this is the result? Buy good seed!.
I put the lime down in the fall of the year and in February I threw the clover seed down along with he fertilizer on the rocky hilly ground in the ozark’s without any tilling I let it frost seed in. By May the clover was up about a foot high and the deer and turkey we’re all over it.
I seeded the clover a lot heaver than recommend, 18 lbs to the acre to give it a great start. And every month I would spray plot start on it and mow it.
In the past few years I have tried 22 different clovers and clover blends, each in their own food plot. I spray GLY 4 and kill off everything and a week later I come in and put on some lime and 19-19-19 fertilizer and then broadcast the seed.
A light drag afterwards and call it done. The germination of this stuff is phenomenal and the deer come to this plot before anything else. They absolutely love it. The highly palatable clover leads to much higher consumption rate has lead to a huge difference in antler growth and big improvement in body condition and a lot more fawns hitting the ground this year.
Where as we use to pretty much get 1 fawn from each doe, we are now mostly twins and a few triplets, and a big part of the reason is this clover. The difference in antler growth is astonishing. Don’t waste time or money on anything else.
Imperial Clover Seed Plants Rate 8 Lbs per Acre. Number One Food Plot Planting in the World! Provides up to 35% antler-building protein Extremely cold tolerant, Heat, Drought and Disease Resistant Extremely attractive to deer! Can last up to 5 years from a single planting Coated with Whitetail Institute Rainbond to help ensure seedling survivability by retaining moisture near the seed Imperial Whitetail Clover is the product that started the food plot revolution and is still the standard by which other food plot products are judged.
Years of research and development went into producing Imperial Whitetail Clover, a food plot product specifically designed for whitetail deer. Imperial Whitetail Clover continues to be improved through ongoing research.
Imperial Whitetail Clover is a highly-selected blend of clovers that provides optimal nutrition throughout the year for the whitetail on your property. Imperial Whitetail Clover includes the only clovers genetically developed specifically for whitetail deer food plots, and its high protein levels (up to 35%) are vital during the antler-growing season as well as during fawning and lactating cycles.
Imperial Whitetail Clover is also a perennial that can last up to five years without reseeding. This can save you money and time since you don’t have to plant every year. In most parts of the country, you can plant Imperial Whitetail Clover in the spring or fall.
Imperial Whitetail Clover is heat and drought resistant, making it an excellent choice for Southern climates. Imperial Whitetail Clover is blended differently for different regions, and is extremely winter hardy, and can take the cold as far north as Alberta, Canada.
No matter where you live, Imperial Whitetail Clover will exceed your expectations. Deer love the taste and will come from long distances to feed on Imperial Whitetail Clover. If you want to attract more deer to your property and make sure they receive optimal nutrition for good health and maximum antler growth, plant Imperial Whitetail Clover.
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I have played around with food plots for years. Winter Greens is about the best I’ve come across. My property was never able to hold deer into the Winter. They would always herd up at some neighbor’s corn pile in Northern Wisconsin.
This Spring, two sets of sheds in the stripped bare (I mean nothing left!!) WinterGreen Patch. Prepare smooth seed bed by cultipacking. Spread seed as directed. Cultipack again and wait for the first hard frost.
The deer will be in this stuff thick. Every bit as attractive as standing beans. This Fall I have 3 acres and they look great.
I hunt on small piece of land that is surrounded by acre upon acre of soy beans and corn. My brothers and I plant Winter Greens every fall to draw in the deer. We usually plant in late July or early August.
This product really starts to sweeten after the first frost. Not only do the deer love the green tops, but they dig up the sugar beats after the green is gone. It is a fantastic attractant that will keep deer coming back to your land!.
In 2016 we planted this seed and it grew like crazy. The deer killed it once it got cold. This year, we planted everything the same way and the seed simply didn’t grow in two of the three plots – it stopped at about 3-4 inches, even with the same lime and fertilizer.
The deer are eating it, but not much activity. Maybe a bad batch of seed in one of the bags?.
Microclover is ideal for a sustainable, low-maintenance yard. This tiny white clover spreads densely and evenly, preventing weed growth and creating a soft yet highly durable surface for high traffic areas.
It can be planted on its own, or paired with grass seeds, where it acts as a natural fertilizer for a lush, self-sustaining lawn. It’s cold hardy, drought tolerant, and stays green from spring through fall.
Seeds are coated for even distribution and easy handling. Perennial.
I had a great time watching American meadows micro-clover seeds sprouting. It grew quickly. Results exceeded my expectations. I planted the first of may (after final leaf fall because I garden under a big live oak) and watered daily.
Picture is from one month and a week after planting. The heat of the Savannah summer has knocked it back a bit as I planted late and I have chickens so they dug up some of it since taking up the bird netting.
I will be seeding again and likely earlier next year. If you don’t have roaming chickens then you’re not going to have a problem introducing micro-clover to your lawn.
Not sure if it was the heat that came through the last month, but maybe 1/4 sprouted. And they are so small. We got this to cover our backyard. Our backyard is mainly dirt and we have dogs. We have garden beds for our vegetables and wanted something low maintenance for ground cover.
Great service and product; minimal packaging (TY); clear instructions. Only 4 stars b/c we needed to reorder and spread 3X as much micro clover seed as expected to cover 350s/f. Will take 4-6 weeks for second seeding to appear.
Hope it’s hardy, only occasional mowing, and bee friendly!.
Whitetail Institute Imperial Clover is composed of the only clover genetically designed for whitetail deer. This clover has an extremely high protein content. This protein content is critical for antler, muscle, and bone growth.
Clover can thrive in extremely cold and warm, dry climates. Whitetail Institute has a research and development team that has continuously improved Imperial Whitetail Clover with new and improved varieties throughout the years.
Deer tend to love the taste of the Imperial Whitetail Clover and travel long distances to feed on it. Imperial Whitetail Clover is made to attract more deer to your property and keep them there. It is also made to provide deer with the benefits of optimal nutrition for good health and antler growth.
4lb. Bag – Covers 1/2 Acre18lb. Bag – Covers 2-1/4 Acres.
I planted one plot that never really amounted to anything. Started off nice and the Deer seemed to get right on it. Then it just shut down. I also planted this stuff in place of a corn plot that the crows destroyed behind our house.
It grew very fast, but kind of spotty. Where it came in it is very nice, full and tall. Behind this plot I have a plot of Double Cross, where my camera is, and it gets 100% more attention. It’s the 15th of November and we’ve had plenty of hard frosts so far this year.
The Deer just don’t seem to be that interested in this stuff. As a matter of fact, our neighbors field is full of wild clover and we see Deer there constantly. I still have not seen a Deer in this plot.
You can see a very minimal amount of browsing and a few tracks. Not impressed. Our forage oats across the road are getting much more activity. Next year I’m sticking with the oats and lots of Imperial Clover.
In 2011 I planted 1 acre out of 30 acres that are devoted to food plots with Whitetail Institute Wintergreens. This was a test to see how the deer would respond to it. Just as advertised the deer payed little attention to it until after the first couple of frosts.
Then they began by browsing all the leaves off the plants and when I say all the leaves, I mean every leaf until only some stalks remained. Next they started on the stalks and ate them to the ground or to the real woody point on large stalks.
For the 2012 season I am planting 7 acres of the Wintergreens.
Antler King Trophy Clover Mix is comprised of hearty perennials that can last for 6 or more years. Includes four different varieties of clover and one variety of chicory. Provides up to 10 tons of 30 percent forage per acre per year.
Great food plot for deer and turkeys. Treated with antler kinds ultra coat orange for higher germination rates and increased forage yield.
I planted Trophy clover 4 years ago and its still coming back. Over the years I have experimented with different blends of seed and seed companies. Antler King is hands down the best seed you can plant.
If you take your time and plant it right, you will reap the rewards. There customer service and Pro staff members are top notch.
This mix produces lots of tonnage. Good blend of red and white clover. Chicory helps this blend persist over summer. My pasture has morphed into a food plot by simply frost seeding this mix two years in a row.
Before the widespread use of herbicides, most lawns contained white clover. As it grows, clover ensures healthy turf by adding nitrogen to the soil and choking out weeds. This Dutch white clover is well suited to lawns as it is a low-growing variety and has good drought resistance.
I top seed the lawn with Dutch white clover and, in the fall and spring, fill in any bare spots. The seed sprouts and grows lush quickly and stays green even when rain is scarce and heat is high. The only downside is the bunnies love it and it often gets nibbled to the ground.
However, it bounces back. I wish the whole lawn was Dutch white clover.
I am trying to turn my whole lawn into clover. I had bought clover seeds previously from a local feed and seed store. They didn’t grow. I bought these clover seeds from the gardeners’ web site. I used them in bald spots on my lawn.
In a very short time they sprouted. They have continued to grow, even in our heat wave. I am ecstatic to say the least.
Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used to supply nitrogen. Unlike other legumes, it fixes a lot of nitrogen even in high-nitrogen soils. It has shade tolerance so it can be overseeded into small grains and incorporated in May of the following year.
Since red clover seedlings tend to be slow growing, it benefits from a nurse crop. It forms tap roots and is useful for remediation of compacted soils. Red clover is also good for weed suppression. Cancer – Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have found anti-tumor properties in clover.
NCI researchers felt compelled to investigate the plant after their own Jonathan Hartwell, Ph. D. , published a monograph in The Journal of Natural products in which he pointed out that 33 different cultures around the world use red clover to treat cancer.
That amounts to a whole lot of people agreeing that the herb has anti-cancer action. And sure enough, NCI researchers emerged from their laboratories with confirmation that red clover contains four anti-tumor compounds, including daidzein and genistein.
I’ve tried red clover from four different companies and for whatever reason, the ones from TrueLeaf look nothing like the other organic red clover seeds that I purchase. I wish I knew the variety that this is.
The seeds are much smaller and the plants do not grow very high before they start to “go down”. The microgreens are also very wispy, whereas with other companies the microgreens are strong with a nice crunch- similar in TEXTURE to radish.
This is the ONLY seed I’ve ever purchased from TrueLeaf that was felt I should leave a negative review for. TrueLeaf is my “Go To” for almost of my microgreen seeds, but sadly I cannot endorse the red clover.
We have been sprouting Alfalfa for some time and decided to try clover. They sprout as easily as alfalfa and taste delicious. I think they have a slightly stronger flavor, but very similar. Part of my family likes alfalfa better and the others clover.
As far as which you will like better is going to just be a matter of taste. They are both excellent. Most of our seeds germinated so the seed quality is excellent. I have been sprouting seeds for just over a year now I can’t imagine why more people don’t sprout them themselves.
They are so easy and save $$$ from buying them in the store. They are also fresher.
Medium Red Clover Seed is a cool season perennial best known for its abilities as a nitrogen producer. ~~~ Medium Red Clover Seed is a cool season perennial best known for its abilities as a nitrogen producer.
Product Information Application or Use: Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Erosion Control, Nitrogen Fixer Germination Time: 5 – 7 days under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: 2 – 3 feet Sunlight Requirements: 4+ hours Advantages: Cool season perennial clover best known for its outstanding abilities as a nitrogen producer.
When to Plant: Recommended planting time is fall, winter and spring when night time temperatures are consistently between 50 and 65 degrees. Product Detail Cool season perennial Wildlife food plots, cattle forage, cover crop Nitrogen fixation Shade tolerant Weed suppression Product Information Medium Red Clover Seed is a cool season perennial clover commonly used for wildlife food plots, cattle forage, and cover crop applications.
Medium Red Clover is a short-lived perennial used to supply nitrogen. Unlike other legumes, it fixes a lot of nitrogen, even in high nitrogen soils. It has shade tolerance so it can be overseeded into small grains and incorporated in May of the following year.
Since Red Clover seedlings tend to be slow-growing, it benefits from a nurse crop. It forms taproots and is useful for remediation of compacted soils. Red Clover is also good for weed suppression. This seed is coated with an inoculant.
Medium Red Clover is non-GMO. ~~~ Medium Red Clover prefers cool weather conditions. This crop is well-adapted to a wide range of soil types and conditions. Medium red clover tolerates wet conditions better than vetch.
It can be overseeded on small grains and, if the soil is not crusted, it can be overseeded in vegetable crops with no additional preparation to the land. Drill or broadcast at 10 – 15 lbs per acre from fall through winter.
Mow Medium Red Clover during the summer of the first year. It can be seeded between established rows, reducing soil compaction in well-traveled areas. Control blossoms by May, and incorporate when flowering.
Red Clover supports aphid predators such as lady beetles, green lacewing larvae and hoverfly larvae. To use as a nurse crop, seed with annual rye in June through July, buckwheat during August, and oats in September.
Medium Red Clover is also discussed in the articles on late summer legumes and early spring cover crops.
We’re just coming into our real Spring here in Wisconsin so we’re anxiously awaiting our new seed to bloom into Red Clover! It’s early! Thanks for the message, send another request in a month or so and we’ll be happy to let you know when the seed bloomed and how it’s going! Thanks so much, we’re excited about some red coming in, we have white already♥.
I bought this clover along with bereem and ladino clover as a food plot mix for deer. I also added daikon radishes and cereal rye. Well let me tell you. I can see the 2 acre plot from my sun room and I went from seeing 7 or 8 deer to 18 deer basically living in that field.
They love it. Germinated quickly and has grown fast. Great seed. Its packaged in nice bags too. Highley recommend. I live in the Chattanooga area of TN.
Overall I’d say I had a good experience using your company for red clover seed. However, I was in my local Farmer’s Coop a few days after my purchase and discovered that they had fully inoculated, this year’s seed for a price of $78.
00 for 50- pounds for the medium red clover seed. Your price counting the shipping was about $90. 00 higher than the Coop. I guess I should’ve shopped around before I made my purchase. The next time I will do just that.
Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in your pasture mixture.
The elegant, white flowers create a sweeping carpet of white. (Trifolium repens).
I reclaimed a large area that was overgrown with a tangled thicket of non-native invasive plants and chose Dutch White Clover to help anchor and replenish the poor clay filled soil. Our larger clover meadow nearby is filled with honeybees and we plan on continuing to expand the use of clover on our property.
The seeds from American Meadows arrived quickly, packaged nicely in a cloth bag, and were 100% clean beautiful clover seed. I scattered them on the loosely tilled soil then stepped gently across the tilled area to anchor the seed in place.
I watered the area and two days later we had beautiful little green shoots emerging! It has been a joy to watch this patch of emerald green emerging and it is steadily growing healthy and strong. The bees and bunnies in my certified wildlife habitat will be happy for sure! Thank you American Meadows, for the excellent seed and great customer service you provide.
I have wanted to replace the mess of weeds, grass, and moss that comprised my front lawn area. The area is challenged with a mix of sun, shade, and a couple of large trees. Resource usage was also an issue as I don’t believe we should be using our fresh water, etc.
keeping a traditional lawn alive. After talking with the folks at American Meadows I decided to take a chance on Dutch White Clover. It has been down about 6 weeks so far and I couldn’t be happier. I think every seed germinated! I am looking at a beautiful stand of bright green, soft clover leaves.
We have had plenty of rain so I have only had to water it a handful of times. Since I live in southeast VA, the real test will come in the heat and humidity of August but I am confident that this clover will be exactly the right choice for this spot.
I am so pleased that I am thinking about extending the clover into the back lawn area.
We decided to reseed our entire lawn with clover. Based on the measurements given we got well over the required amount, and it wasn’t nearly enough. To be fair we have dogs working against us and summer weather- tho we are in the PNW and watering 2x a day.
In the parts that were “over seeded” (according to the internet) the clover is lush and beautiful. The rest is quite patchy. I plan do buy 25 lbs to reseed as the weather cools and the rain starts to give it a better chance at success.
It’s far FAR easier to grow than grass and because of the much more economical price I don’t feel bad that it only worked so-so for the time of year. I do wish each type of flower would come with specific instructions in the package.
An environmentally friendly solution to many gardening problems! Planting White Dutch Clover can improve the soil, attract bees, control erosion and outcompete weeds. In gardens, White Dutch Clover can be used as a ground cover between garden rows.
Growing just 3-5 in. tall, it covers quickly and crowds out weeds, and it gets thicker and stronger every year. White Dutch Clover can also be planted in lawns where it helps fertilize the grass and attracts bees.
It tolerates cold, heat, drought and foot traffic—and grows in poor soil. Sow seeds in the spring. 1/2 lb. seeds sows 1000 sq. ft.
I am done. just done!!! No more weed & feed, mowing, every weekend, I am going with what wants to grow there. White clover grows/spreads great, looks great, no mowing “needed”, amends the soil, feeds honey bees & my chickens, and some fun wild fauna (turkey, porcupine, deer, moose, etc.
). I am putting patches of Ajuga, all & any variety of thymes, Irish moss, and patches of other ground covers that grow/spread and don’t need mowing. These ground covers actually kill/smother out, the horrible weedy wild grasses.
I have been known to take 5 minutes to dead head the clover and just throw the brown seed heads where the clover is missing/thin. I actually love the violets and dandelions that pop up first in the spring; just love that color; after all, they die back in a couple weeks and all the groundcovers totally hide that they are even there.
I have gotten a lot of comment about how beautiful & unique my (around 1 acre) lawn looks around my house, in the middle of my 3acre wooded property. I didn’t think of this. I am copying what others around here in NH have done; and I liked the look and don’t have the time to fight with the lawn, any more.
I also have an electric cordless lawn mower, that I rarely need to use. I highly recommend spending time on other things, actually, lawn can take care of it’s self, better than I can.
I am less than an amateur when it comes to gardening. We have a back yard that has poor soil, very little light and has not sustained any growth except weeds and moss. Last Fall I spread seed, and I must not have done it correctly as the clover was spotty.
7 months ago, in April I spread the seed and watered for the first 25 days. After that I spread out the watering to stimulate root growth. The clover has flourished. I plan to fill in some spots that are still bare this next Spring.
Excellent choice. Look forward to supporting the honey bees for pollinating our crops.
We have a large cleared area, on top of a hill, in the middle of a forested mountain. It is hot in summer, cold in winter. The soil is, well, it’s a mountaintop so the soil is more likened to beach sand with marbleized clay than anything I can think of.
Crabgrass is about the only thing that will live. However, we are not looking for a ‘grass’ lawn per se. We want to live in with nature, we have turkeys grazing in the yard, along with deer, squirrels and a million birds.
And no neighbors nearby to complain that the yard has not been ‘properly’ maintained. But we still need and like a “lawn-like” area to walk around in. What do to if we’re tree huggers and don’t use chemical fertilizers? ha! Just let it grow as it likes, with various wild flowers, weeds and THIS CLOVER.
We love it. Okay, we had to sow two years in a row and that was, basically IT. We have a pretty, floral lawn that needs near zilch maintenance. I realize this is not what traditional lawns are like or what most people strive for.
But. If you’re one of the few who can afford to march to the different drummer and have no zoning restrictions and just choose to live to nature but still want some creature comforts, like a lawn, THIS is an wonderful choice for making and maintaing a lawn that is super low maintenance and won’t need fertilizers or much more than an occasional run with a weed eater.
Alternately, if you just have a problem “area” where you don’t know what to do – such as a hill or a remote clearing – I suggest you give this a try, it looks natural but it also looks like a wild garden.
A premium blend of forage clovers developed for deer with the added bonus of chicory creating the ultimate perennial clove. Use to spread throw and gro seed in prepared food plot area. An easy and quick way to seed.
Broadcast or shake create a personal food plot to attract and hold deer where you want to hunt. Tetraploid rye-grass forage clovers forage rape brassicas. Dimensions l x w x h: 12. 5″ X 5″ x 8″.
I read so many bad reviews on deer hunting sites about ryegrass. I don’t think the people giving the bad reviews understand the difference between diploid and tetraploid ryegrass. I planted Throw & Gro, which contains tetraploid ryegrass, on May 23rd.
and it is already attracting deer. Never before have I seen deer in my yard in the mid-afternoon during summer. I am now and it’s to eat this product as it grows. There wasn’t much of anything growing in the shade in my backyard to begin with, so all I did was mow what weeds were there as low as I could, roughed the soil up by driving my ATV around on it, spread the seed with a rotary spreader, spread some 13-13-13 the same way, drove around on my riding mower pushing the seed down into the soil surface and then watered it in.
I had noticeable growth within 5 days and deer started coming around after about two weeks. I included three photos. One from planting day and two from a deer I saw out there at 3 PM today. In the first deer photo, it is back in the food plot in-line with the tomato cage by the porch.
The 2nd deer photo is a cropped version of the first. I’d like to note that I live in an area with a lot of farming and there are new crops coming up all around that the deer could eat, but yet I am still getting them to come to my Throw & Gro plot.
My wife let the dog (lab) out at 10 PM the other night and there were three deer eating in the food plot that never left (dog didn’t see them but my wife did with the flood lights on).
You wont find better for a cover crop for garden. The rye at least is crazy solid. It grew dark green till mid Jan to. At that time the tips browned some. That was some of the thickest lush grass i have ever seen and starving out the fall weeds.
BUT for me i used it for green manure in my garden and i added Vetch. Problem was it did not winter kill and it was a hard season in the garden as it kept finding a way to come up despite a good plow and till of the garden in late spring.
My advice is to chemical kill a few days before turning it over. I will never use anything else despite the love hate i had with it over the summer. If your looking for organic matter for your garden this is a no brainer.
This company also has clover to add in there for frost planting so load it up. BEST STUFF EVER. I have a 3500 sq ft garden i did more then half with 1 bag and it was THICK THICK. The othe half i did winter rye (large seed) and it didnt do near as well and nor does it no till well either.
Broadcast this stuff water it hard and i mean hard and in a couple days watch it sprout.
I recently moved to PA from NYC (no exp with wildlife) & loved that deer were roaming around but then saw them munching on things I planted; was advised to toss seeds around tree trunks or in the woods, so I did just past the grass line w/no prepping the dirt (just happened we also had a good rainstorm later on) & within 3 days, deer were eating the tall, bright green stalks that grew.
No water is necessary bc when I tossed more a week later, no rain & didn’t water them & it still grew. So easy & if a city girl can do it with good results, then anyone could & I also know now that I can’t plant flowers/veggies w/o having Fort Knox around it – LOL but what a wonderful trade-off to live my goal-planning, dream life here in PA.
Perennial low growing clover that is very similar to White Dutch Clover however it is more vigorous. New Zealand clover is more drought tolerant and can be grow in a wide range of different soil profiles.
This clover can handle traffic really well and is a good choice for ground cover cover crop for erosion control and in pasture mixtures. It is also more heat tolerant than other clovers. Excellent Nitrogen fixer.
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I bought 2 lbs. of New Zealand clover seeds and mixed them thoroughly well with the grass seeds and started seeding the lawn about 6 weeks ago. I waited at least 6 weeks to see any results. So far, only about 30% of the lawn contained the clover and the rest was grass.
Maybe it takes a little longer to see a lawn with more clover. Perhaps it is too early to make a comprehensive assessment. So far, the lawn contains 70% grass intermixed with 30% clover scattered throughout the lawn.
This lawn is in the Southern California region with plenty of sunshine.
We have new construction ground around our home with no intention of putting in a lawn. After research and recommendations the New Zealand Clover was the best choice especially since we planted in Oct.
We did add a covering of mushroom compost before seeding as was recommended in my research. The seed sprouted beautifully and is handling the freezing nights just fine, coming back to lively green when it warms up.
I love this shorter variety for the “lawn look”. So thrilled to find this seed variety and quality. Will be purchasing more to add to field areas we seeded with native grasses and wild flowers in the spring.
I purchased a pound of clover to use as a cover crop in my garden, and to start converting my backyard to clover. The seeds are all uniformly coated, and go down super easy! The easiest way to spread it in a large area is with a lawn spreader, which will evenly distribute it over the area you want to seed.
Perennial White Dutch Clover Seed Used in lawns, as a ground cover, cover crop, for erosion control, and in pasture mixtures. Usually matures between 4 to 8 inches. Many homeowners include White Dutch Clover in their lawn seed mixture because clover sprouts fast and grows so dependably that it’s a valuable aid in getting a new lawn started.
Nodules on the roots fix nitrogen from the air. Actually, up to 1/3 the nitrogen your lawn needs can be obtained from white dutch clover! Grows vigorously even in poor clay subsoil around new home construction.
If you want all the benefits of a cover crop but don’t want to till early or mow, clover is your best bet. Getting a good stand of white clover is a first and critical step to success with this high quality, persistent crop.
Since white clover is usually grown with a cool season perennial grass (may be planted alone too), it is usually either seeded at the same time as the grass or seeded into an existing grass stand. Seeding Rate Seeding rates vary with geographic location, seeding method, and seeding mixture.
In general, rates 1/4 lb per 1000 square feet or 6 to 8 lbs per acre are recommended. Seeding Depth The ideal seeding depth is approximately 1/4-inch maximum, but under favorable weather and soil conditions, seed present on the soil surface may germinate and become established.
Good seed-soil contact is important to ensure rapid germination and emergence. Seeding Time In the Southern USA, white clover is seeded in late winter or early spring and in late-summerautumn. In the Northern USA, most white clover is seeded in early spring or late summer.
Seeding Method White clover can be seeded by many no-till or minimum till techniques and by broadcast seeding. In conventional seedbeds, white clover is almost always seeded with a perennial grass for lawns or hard or sheeps fescue for erosion control.
Just scatter the seeds, rake lightly, and keep the seed moist until it sprouts! After sprouting occurs, cut back watering as root development starts taking place and less water is needed. Withstands mild drought, grows well all over the U.
S. , even on barren soil where nothing else wants to grow. Winter hardy and it stays so low you can just till it under in spring if you are using it for a cover crop. Weeds The best weed control is provided by a vigorous white clover-grass stand.
If necessary, white clover-grass stands can be mowed to remove grass leaves and seedheads and to suppress broadleaf weeds and woody vegetation.
A very generous amount of seed and packaged extremely well in a resealable bag. I threw out the whole bag (scattered by hand) in a hard clay area of my back yard and am hoping this clover will sprout and take over.
We are expecting a good rain all day tomorrow and if half of it comes up I’ll be happy. There is really a good amount of seed and the packaging was fantastic. I received the order within 1 week of ordering and the seed looked good and fresh.
I’ve planted white clover in areas of my yard for the last 3 years and this bag was one of the best I’ve ever bought just looking at the seed. Clover does not take long to come up here in southeast Alabama and I’m expecting great results from this bag.
I’ll update if I do not get a lot of clover. 🙂 My yard was scraped of the topsoil when the subdivision was built about 10 years ago and clover is such easy maintenance and a really good and natural alternative to grass that whenever I can find a place to put it, I do.
Great for the bees and so pretty to look at! PLANT CLOVER ! :-).
My test patch is growing beautifully. Our home is a new construction so the soil is just clay. I also have dogs who keep the grass unhealthy. There is some pre-existing clover around that their urine has not killed so that is why I am trying the clover to begin with.
I put the seed out, spread a thin (very thin) layer of some cheap shredded tree bark on top, kept it moist and within 2 days the sprouts where popping up. Very pleased and will be buying more to continue sowing the rest of the yard.
Customize your current plots or create a specialized blend of your own with these additives. Use to overseed current plots and add the attraction of new forage. Coverage will vary depending on application.
Size: 1-lb. bag. Available: Alfalfa and Clover A select blend of high-forage production clovers and alfalfas. Chicory Drought-tolerant and high in nutrition. Brassicas Seed picked for its high-tonnage yields along with awesome attraction during the cold winter months.
I planted this in my first plot I ever did. My son wanted to plant 1/2 the plot with something else. We chose Brassicas. The deer simply loved it. But you never think your plot is good enough. So we created a 2nd plot.
Corn, Beans,Clover,Redtop turnips,etc. Were choices we tried in combos over the next 5 years. Do yourself a favor. Plant only Chickory,the bucks prefer this over all others. And plant Brassicas to ensure late season food source.
Trust me you will have to re-seed every year with chickory, only because the bucks cant get enough and pull it out by the roots. I learned a hard lesson.
Mossy Oak has done a great job putting the Alfaclover seed mix together. It took less than a week to start seeing signs of clover pushing through the dirt. In just over a week I now have alfalfa sprouts showing.
I have tried several other flood plot seed mixes and so far the Mossy Oak Alfaclover has produced the best. I would highly recommend this to anyone planting food plots.
If you want the biggest bucks and the healthiest herds, you don’t need the luck of the Irish; you need the clover of the Hancock! Hancock’s Killer Clover Mix contains desirable crude protein, and will return for up to fours years when properly maintained! Hancock’s Killer Clover Mix was designed to be a long-lasting, high-protein blend of perennial and reseeding annual clovers (with added alfalfa) to produce high-quality forage throughout the season.
Product Information Application or Use: Ground Cover, Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Nitrogen-Fixing, Cover Crop, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing Germination Time: 5 – 7 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: 1- 3 feet Sunlight Requirements: 4 – 6 hours Advantages: Long lasting, high protein blend of perennial and annual clovers with added alfalfa.
Comfortably planted in shady areas, giving this a significant competitive edge over other food plot blends. When to Plant: Recommended planting time is fall and spring when night time temperatures are consistently below 65 degrees.
Hancock’s Killer Clover Mix is designed to grow bigger bucks and attract larger deer. This mix provides an average of 25-30% crude protein, which equals bigger bucks, a healthier herd, and more offspring.
Bucks, doe and fawn alike all require high protein nutrition year around for a herd to thrive and survive. Hancock’s Killer Clover Mixture will thrive where most others will not, even under heavy grazing.
Our mix is cold-tolerant, and will draw the deer in for years with only one application! Hancock’s Killer Clover Mix can last up to 4 years plus. Hancock’s Killer Clover Food Plot Seed Mix can also be planted comfortably in shady areas, which gives it a significant competitive edge against other clover blends.
Hancock’s Killer Clover Mix is scarified and pre-inoculated. All clover returns some degree of Nitrogen to the soil on which its grown, and the Crimson Clover included in Hancock’s Killer Clover Food Plot Seed Mix is especially efficient, returning more than 100 lbs.
per acre annually. This makes the land better equipped for the next time you choose to plant a food plot,.
Ordered 25lbs of killer clover on a field that was recently tilled. Area was a bit moist so wasn’t expecting much but expected something. Nothing at all grew. Tried a separate area that was sprayed, cultivated and sprayed again to kill off any weeds.
This area was soil tested and prepped properly. Ran out of seed so split the field between this and whitetail institute. Rain came the day after I planted with more rain later in the week. This grew in a bit patchy.
The WI seemed to grow better and thicker. Have tried many other brands of seed and seem to have had better clover results with other brands. Will stick with Hancock for other seeds but this blend was not the best turnout.
My only product purchased thus far has been the Hancock’s Killer Clover Seed Mix. However, my experience with THIS PRODUCT has been nothing less than INCREDIBLE! I like it SO MUCH, I continue to buy it – again, and again, and again, and again, and again! (I think I made my point! Lol) Don’t let acreage be intimidating.
Certainly, the more seed planted, the more harvest I reap. Yet, it doesn’t take much to produce a decent size food plot! Additionally, the better the ground condition(s), the better the seed produces.
Try for good sunlight as well. Hancock Seed Company advertises this product to come back each year (WITHOUT replanting!) for 4-5 years. Last year, I put in two plots. In my opinion, those two plots are coming in BETTER THIS YEAR than they did last year! I put three new plots in this year, in addition to last year’s two.
One of them gets sunlight all day long and it’s growing LIKE CRAZY!! Furthermore, part of any company’s success is NOT JUST THE PRODUCT, but the CUSTOMER SERVICE provided as well. ANY TIME I have called to talk to anyone at the company, I have walked away COMPLETELY SATISFIED, feeling important, valuable, educated, and just overall – like I really mattered to them! This is SO HUGE!!! I cannot say the same for every company I’ve dealt with, but I can for Hancock Seed Company! Y’all are nothing short of AWESOME!! I end my mini novel with this comment, ANY TIME my needs call for seed, Hancock Seed Company will be my VERY FIRST CONTACT! THANK YOU IMMENSELY, Hancock Seed Company!! I appreciate the honor you extend to others, and I LOVE what you stand for!!! Sincerely, David G.
My food plots are in Idaho. I worried that the clovers might not adjust well to the cooler climate and shorter growing season. However, the seed did germinate and come up fairly well. The plants also wintered well.
The first year the plot will not look like a field of clover. The plants remain short and do not grow especially thick. I did spray for weeds a couple times during the summer which likely ******** crop growth somewhat.
The second year however, with a little fertilizer, the crop became very thick and I mowed it a couple of times despite heavy deer traffic. Another big plus is that the deer are very attracted to the offering.
They are in it day and night all summer and through the fall. It is definitely desirable to deer. I have re-purchased this product several times after trying a few others. I think the arrow-leaf clover in particular is a deer favorite.
Good luck! P. S. – I added agricultural lime to my soil to bring up the PH, which I think helps considerably.
Imperial Whitetail Fusion combines Imperial Whitetail Clover, with the outstanding performance of WINA perennial forage chicory for even greater tonnage, higher protein, and enhanced performance during heat and droughty conditions.
Includes proprietary clovers scientifically designed by the Whitetail Institute specifically for food plots for deer. Provides up to 44 percent antler-building protein. Extremely cold tolerant, and resistant to drought, heat and disease.
Coated with Rain Bond for enhanced seedling survivability. Lasts up to 5 years from a single planting. Fusion is an excellent perennial for areas with moderately drained soils to heavy soils that hold moisture.
We bought this product and all we got were grasses. I totally agree with WISC737’s review. Hard to find any clover or chicory in the fields. They will have to be totally redone next year. No deer coming to the fields this year.
What a total waste of time, effort and money !!!!!!!.
Don’t pass up on a great plot site just because you can’t till the soil. If you can get there by 4-wheeler, or even just on foot, you can plant a highly attractive, nutritious food plot with Imperial No-Plough.
No-Plough is highly attractive and will draw deer to your property and hold them there. It’s so attractive that many hunters plant No-Plough, even when they can prepare the seedbed with tilling equipment.
The forage grains and grasses in No-Plough attract deer as early as a few days after planting. Clovers continue to hold deer throughout the season. And once the weather turns cold, the winter greens give deer a nutritious and attractive food source.
No-Plough can flourish in areas where tillage isn’t an option. It can also flourish in a wide variety of soil types. However, the more fully you can prepare the seedbed, the better No-Plough will perform.
A high-protein annual that can provide up to 9 months of attraction and nutrition for optimal deer growth and antler developmentand preparation can be done with as little as hand tools.
This was our first food plot so we didn’t want to invest a lot of money into it. The no plow was the cheapest with a great variety. We did not do soil tests but followed the instructions on lime and fertilizer.
Three key factors 1) I did some samples to see what seed was what. Proper bedding is the key. The seeds on the surface still germinated but took 4x’s the time to establish. 2) timing is everything. You want to try your best to plant this right before a rain.
My dad did a separate plot and his got rain the next day. His germinated instantly to where it took some time for mine to get rain and took about two weeks to establish and weeds started to come into the plot.
3) Make sure to stir the seeds before spreading. During transport the seeds tend to separate and you’ll end up with sections that are more dominant of one plant. The overall downside to this plot is even though the bag says it’s 24% rye grass.
That grass will soon overpower the rest of the plants. I don’t have a large plot so I try to top the grass with a weed eater at plant height but it’s not enough.
I can tell anyone that THIS STUFF GROWS and it grows without a lot of prep and ground work. I’ve planted NO Plow about 5 times. Old corn fields, power lines, cut bean fields ect ect. The stuff grows, if you kill weeds fertilize and just break the surface of the ground.
The problem though is here in the south some southern deer DO NOT eat this type of brassica in no plow. Theyll eat some of the grasses and other stuff in it but I’ve planted this stuff in 2 different counties.
Waited until hard frosts and freezing temps. The deer didn’t touch it during or after hunting season. I think its a product best for deer up north. I don’t think the brassica blend it what deer eat “in my area”.
I purchased two 25 lb bags. I have a few stands in very remote areas. Spent over a hundred hours this spring planting fertilizing liming. Bottom line. If there is any forest canopy this will not grow.
It needs more than four hours of sunlight a day. The plot I planted with full sunlight grew well. However, it’s basically a stand of tall grass. The various fescues dominate the plot choking out any other forms of seed.
This is essentially just a very expensive way to purchase grass seed. Furthermore the full sunlight No Plow plot is planted immediately next to a plot of clover and chicory. There is no question that the deer in my area strongly prefer the Clover and Chicory, hardly ever showing any interest in the No Plow.
I thought after a hard frost things may change but they haven’t. I wouldn’t waste your money on this product.
Crimson clover is an ideal cover crop. Certified Organic. Trifolium incarnatum. Sow in fall or late summer as a cover crop to be turned in in the spring in zones 6 and higher. Used as a summer legume in colder areas where it will usually winterkill.
We used these for a fall cover crop last year and had really great results. Germinated extremely well, grew vigorously and had the most beautiful flowers. We let our chickens scratch through before the first frost, and the rest were covered over the winter.
We had beautiful rich soil in the spring, and our veggies are doing great!.
I am using this on various areas on my property to add nutrients and/or base a meadow. Grows very fast, and tall as well. Spreads well. I did almost no prep first (i. e. tilling/sheet mulching) and it still comes up and is working great to combat the grasses/weeds I don’t want.
I didn’t know where I wanted to plant these exactly, so I was gardening and decided to throw them down in one corner of my property. I watered them and a day later hurricane Elsa came through, oh my wird the water was neverending.
I thought to myself oh, well I guess i just wasted those seeds. I went out to check after the storm and all i saw were little sprouts everywhere. Extremely happy. Now there only sprouts right now, so we’ll see if they grow up.
The conclusion of clover seed for deer is that it is a great way to attract deer to your property. Clover is a highly nutritious forage that deer love to eat. By planting clover seed, you will be able to create a food source that will attract deer to your property.