Fall or September is a great time to planting your food plots. Deer are among the most favorite animals to hunt in the fall. They leave their lush winter trails and head for the safety of their caves and piles where they emerge to feed in the late fall. Hunters love a good feast when it starts to drop. They'll find deer feasting on natural and commercial forage as well as a variety of other wild foods.
Fall is a great time to prepare for the coming winter. Start early and make sure you're prepared. Get your supplies together. If you have a natural food plot this is a great place to start. The following are common deer favorites: Turnips, barley, sorrel, cabbage, clover, beans, and sunflowers.
Fallow in mule deer antlers. One of the most effective ways of attracting deer is by using food plots. You can attract mature male mule deer to your garden with the aid of September food plot seeds. When the deer come to eat, they will eat the antlers which contain high quantities of testosterone which the animal needs to grow in strength.
When the ground is frozen solid, deer will be unable to forage for food. Planting turnips, sunflowers, and other varieties of seeds in your fall food plot will help keep the deer away. A well-produced crop will keep the soil around your home warm which will increase its ability to attract the right kind of animal. Fallow in mule deer droppings because this is the best indicator that the deer are actively foraging nearby.
Choose cereals that are not highly processed or refined before planting a fall food plot. High-sugar corn and wheat cereals are perfect choices for this time of year. You should also look for a variety of different shades of brown. A fallow in cereals grains will allow you to attract a wide range of species of deer including several types of mule deer.
When choosing the type of seeds to plant, choose those with a higher rate of growth. It will take a couple of years for the seeds to germinate and have the plants produce a quality crop. The September food plots in which the seeds are planted in fall will usually flower and produce a crop by late summer or early fall. This will give the deer plenty of time to forage in your yard before you become too Late.
Plant the seed-bearing crops first then follow with the fruit trees and vegetables. Sugar beets are perfect for September food plots because the tall-growing stems provide cover for the seed. Sugar beetroots will also attract mule deer. The two root systems will help keep mule deer from eating your sugar beet vines so make sure they are planted far apart. If you are able, it is a good idea to train your deer to go after the seed.
When preparing your September food plot for the coming season, you want to keep in mind that deer will use almost all of your garden area. They love the fact that they have easy access to fresh food. Deer like mule deer, white-tailed deer, and even white-tailed deer feed on the sugary fruits of your sugar beet crops. If you are able to, plant your sugar beets in early spring and late summer. As soon as you see your first sign of deer activity, dig your food plot up and move it to an area that will not be too crowded.
One great plant that deer love is turnips. While turnips are commonly viewed as a nuisance during the growing season, turnips are also an ideal vegetable for the fall planting season. Turnips are low maintenance, but their crisp leaves can attract deer droppings which could make your food plot less attractive to deer. Some ornamental varieties of turnips can even be eaten by the deer while they are eating the turnip greens.
There are also several varieties of root vegetables that deer really love, such as potatoes. Some of the most popular vegetables that deer eat from autumn till winter are sweet potatoes, turnips, and turnip greens. All of these vegetables are under four inches tall and some are under six inches tall. This is a prime growing season for sweet potatoes, turnips, and turnip greens.
Finally, one other plant that will attract and provide nourishment to your deer herd this year is a mass of yellow sweet pea. The sugar beet family, or solanine, contains sugars and is extremely nutritious for the deer. Sugar beets have a higher content of nitrogen and other nutrients than any other legume in the world, and this combined with the deer's huge appetites is a winning combination for your food plots this year.