I put in my first plot this year about 1/4 acre plot this spring. these are some of the things I did for my reg garden and the deer were all over it, wished I had taken the same care of my plot as I did with the garden cuz the deer were all over the garden and not in the plot untill the very end of the year.
my garden turned out well, my plot didnt because I did not put in the same quality of work. but mostly because I did not kill off the original groth prior to tilling. every thing that was there all came back and strangled my deer plot stuff. Sugar beats was in the mix of what I planted, the biggest one was only 2-3 inches. the deer did kick and paw at them trying to dig them up, but there was not a lot for them to dig up size wise..
major draw backs are.
weather conditions was not favorable,
soil conditioning is a must. even after planting. especialy if your putting in corn. Deer will eat the young corn plants when they come up and about half grown.
these things I strongly recomend,
- What ever product you use, unless you like replanting your plot every year make sure your product says perenial.
- If you have time, till or disk your plot now.
- come spring get a gallon of round up and spray all groth in your plot area to kill the root systems of existing plants.
- wait about a week then disk or till your feild and plant
- after the new groth has begun "aprox 2/3 weeks" perchas one gallon of fish emultion follow directions on for application. you can use a watering can or a hand heald sprayer, "if using a sprayer mix your emultion in a seperate bucket and filter it in to your sprayer using a coffee filter. "some times I find chuncks in the emultion and filtering it will make for a problem free application."
If the Lord's willing, You'll be Blessed.