Real World Wildlife Products has combined our two most popular fall-planted products into one and the results are … DEADLY! For several years our customers have planted both Harvest Salad and Plot Topper in the same plot with excellent results. Deer flock to these plots from the time the plot germinates, through the entire hunting season and well into the following spring. We took the hint and have combined these two popular products into a convenient ¼ acre bag, the perfect size for those small kill-plots.
Deadly Dozen includes Winter Hardy Oats, Winter Wheat, Winter Barley, Austrian Winter Peas, Tillage Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Rape Plus, Sugar Beets, Forage Collards, Impact Forage Collards, Crimson Clover and Oil Seed Radish.
Deadly Dozen is only sold in ¼ acre bags. If you have larger plots you can simply buy Real Worlds Harvest Salad and Plot Topper and plant them in the same plot at the same time.
50 lbs Harvest Salad + 3 lb jug Plot Topper = 1 Acre Deadly Dozen
Deadly Dozen – planting instructions
Planting Date – Deadly Dozen is a fall-planted product, typically planted in August or early September depending on geography. The farther north you are, the earlier you want to plant. It is important not to plant Deadly Dozen too early or it will lose some of its palatability by the time hunting season opens and you want the deer to be hitting it hardest.
Site Prep – Start by spraying your plot to kill any vegetation. When it is time to plant, prepare a good seedbed by disking or tilling the ground so that it is primarily free of bigger dirt-clods. The soil does not need to be worked into a powder-fine consistency but just free of large clods.
Planting – Due to the different sizes of seed within Deadly Dozen, it is typically broadcasted. After broadcasting the seed onto the worked ground, cover it by dragging the plot or using a culti-packer to push the seed into the ground. The goal is to get the seed covered with ½-1 inch of soil. Make sure the seed is not any deeper. If some of the seed is exposed on top of the ground, it can still grow as long as it gets adequate moisture. Mix the contents of the bag before putting into your seeder. It is important to have good distribution of your brassica seeds. Planting this product to thick will minimize its production and ability to mature. It is better to plant this product too thin than too thick.
Herbicide – All weed control must be done prior to planting. There is no herbicide that will work on this mix after it has germinated. If planted correctly at the right time, with weed control done prior to planting, this product will fill in and weeds will be kept under control
Note – Always take a soil test and fertilize accordingly.
For planting Deadly Dozen in larger plots, you can mix Harvest Salad and Plot Topper on your own.
50# Harvest Salad + 3# Plot Topper = One Acre Deadly Dozen