I'm looking to start a food plot or 2 on my Grandpa's farm next spring but don't have any experience with this type of thing. I have a couple areas in mind but there also a few problems with them. Keep in mind that I'm a college student and am gonna drop half my savings on a new bow in a couple weeks so money will be limited. We do however, have a couple 4 wheelers and a small disk (about 4-5 feet wide).
This is probably covered somewhere else in this forum but I was unable to find it while glancing over posts, my appologies if thats the case. The question is: the area that would be optimal for a plot is also an area of heavy and tall grass/weed growth, how do you go about clearing them and ensuring they dont grow back?
That same area is also pretty wet, which is why the farmers that rent out the land quit planting it. Not because it didn't produce good or large quantities of corn/soybeans but because they would get their equipment stuck which would turn into a big hassle for them. Because of the wetness, is there a specicfic crop you would recomend? Like I said, the farmers got a pretty decent crop when they planted corn/soybeans so if all else fails I'll just plant either of them.
Another area I'm considering for a plot has the same grass/weeds problem but is also considerably sandy. What would you recomend to plant there?
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