Originally Posted by theleacher
So is it safe to plan to plant crimson clover, oats and cow peas the first week of may in west central WI
Trying to get my game plan down.
Im going to spray the little bit of weeds thats there mid next week and then spread the seed/ ferts a week later
The extended forecast calls for lows in the high 40s low 50s
Seems to me Ill be ok but this is my first real food plots done right dont wanna screw up and throw away $
Is the main goal of this plot to provide warm season forage, act as a cover crop for a later fall planting, or are you hoping this mix holds on as an attractant until hunting season? Your goals and future plans will help you decide when to plant, but with that being said: What's the hurry?
I think you'd be pretty safe with planting mid-May and there is little to be gained by getting it in any earlier, particularly if you're keeping the plot free of weeds until you plant. Then again, those plants are pretty hardy, unless they get hit with a heavy frost just after they seed out. Up to you, but I'd wait until after the last normal frost in your area.