Plan Now For Your Success

Here it is, early Summer and you are on your brand new lease or your very own property ready to plant your 1st food plot or add another one to the mix.  Here are some things to think about before you start tilling up the ground.

It will do you NO GOOD to have that perfect food plot of Motherload , Overhaul or whatever your favorite Domain seed is if you can't access it properly or hang a stand etc.

 So my best tip for you is to:

1) Consider what your primary wind direction is for your land.

2) Pick your stand site (tree for hang-on or ladder stand) or blind position . 

3) Plan your walk in and out to stand site. Examples: You don't want to walk through a bedding area to reach your stand. 

Or walk through a travel corridor either while accessing your stand.

4) Use a Mapping App. Whether OnX, Huntstand , Scoutlook. Where you can see in detail the lay of the land in detail. This will give you a great head start.

Once you have all that figured out it's time to start on your food plot and something to consider prior to planting is to start with a soil test to make sure your soil is ready to plant that awesome food plot . A Soil Test could show that all you need is some quality soil conditioner or fertilizer. 

The difference between the 2 in a country boy's language below.

Next the choice of seed or plant type for your food plot or plots.

 Annual or Perennial?

 Summer, Fall or Winter food?

 How much sunlight is hitting your plot?

These all come in to play for you to build the best plot you have ever had.


Soil conditioner is a product which is added to soil to improve the soil’s physical qualities, usually its fertility (ability to provide nutrition for plants) . Which is what we all want for our food plots to grow. Soil conditioners can be used to improve poor soils, or to rebuild soils which have been damaged by improper soil or over farming. 


Fertilizer's - Are exactly what everyone thinks. They help your food plots and the farmers' crops grow more efficiently . Some come granular or in liquid. Liquid fertilizers are getting much more popular these days with food plots due easy applications and a quicker effect to the plants.

And there you have it , wishing you success with your food plot and in the field this fall. 



Tim Andrus, 

 Host of Rush Outdoors

 The World Of Rush Outdoors


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