Fall Food (for thought) Plot Thread2

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Canuck5

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Some good information in here. I'll add that when you see the locations of the burn piles, they definitely have added lots of P&K to the soil (potash), but wood ash is also high in calcium ...... which helps neutralize soil ph ..... just like lime does. It takes a lot more wood ash to have the same affect as lime, but that may be one of the biggest factors here. Like George Shu says ...... lime (wood ash) is the poor mans fertilizer! :)

https://www.growingdeer.tv/#/more-deer-more-food-better-deer-hunting
 
Some good information in here. I'll add that when you see the locations of the burn piles, they definitely have added lots of P&K to the soil (potash), but wood ash is also high in calcium ...... which helps neutralize soil ph ..... just like lime does. It takes a lot more wood ash to have the same affect as lime, but that may be one of the biggest factors here. Like George Shu says ...... lime (wood ash) is the poor mans fertilizer! :)

https://www.growingdeer.tv/#/more-deer-more-food-better-deer-hunting
That was a good episode, I just watched it. 👍
 
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Canuck5

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https://www.growingdeer.tv/#/spring-food-plots-cover-crop-benefits-with-the-buffalo-system

This episode about water infiltration hit home, for me, because this weekend we brought in another 9 tons of lime and spread it on a couple of brand new "logging deck" food plots and on a couple of existing food plots, that were logged 2 years ago. I doubt on my new logging decks, that I could get 2" of water to drain away in 2 hours! We went ahead and spread the lime and I tilled it in the best I could. Maybe only penetrating the soil an inch or 2 .... maybe.

This picture is of Durana (and weeds and grasses) on a logging deck that I replanted last fall. It's now breaking up that soil for me, or at least in the top few inches. The white is from the lime we just spread on it. A second application over 2 years, since my soil ph was in Durana -2.jpg the high 4's.
 
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Organic matter .... wished I had more of it, but this year, I will be down to tilling only about 20% of my food plots and only because some of them are brand new and others just need a change.

We are definitely getting into the heat of the summer, but organic matter will help hold whatever moisture is there and also help keep the soil a little cooler.


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