Winter Bulbs & Sugar Beets is a great diverse food plot offering, inspired by the proven success of our late season brassica bulbs. The sugar beets are browsed early and the brassica bulbs powered by the 'green top' bulb (the highest preferred bulb we've tested) making this a plot attractive early, but a strong late season food source as well. Not all brassicas make bulbs, but this blend guarantees plenty of bulbs plus it has the added attraction of sugar beets.
How to Plant: Winter Bulbs & Sugar Beets is best planted by spreading the seed on a well-prepared seedbed at nine (9) pounds per acre, then using a cultipacker to cover. Broadcasting the seed just prior to a rain also produces an excellent stand — the rain serves to bury the seed the appropriate depth (1/4 inch) and ensures adequate soil moisture for germination. Disking is not a recommended method of covering the seed — this would bury the seed too deep.
When to Plant: Winter Bulbs & Sugar Beets are very hardy and will germinate in drier conditions than other common fall food plot crops. However, some soil moisture is necessary, and is more critical than soil temperature. Ideally, plant Winter Bulbs & Sugar beets at least 30 days before the first frost date, in any of the planting zones.
Supported Species Whitetail Deer
Northern Zone Late Summer
Transitional Zone Late Summer
Southern Zone Fall
Coverage 9 lbs. per acre.
Planting Depth 1/4 inch or less
Amount of Sunlight At least 6 hours per day.
Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0
Fertilizer 350 to 400 lbs of 13-13-13 per acre.
Nutritional Value Up to 38% Protein. Averages mid to low 30’s. The root bulbs are relished late and through to the following spring.
Primary Usage Utilization occurs from first frost until late winter. Proven late season performer.
Soil Type Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available