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Location: Western MA
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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

Does anyone have any experience with Secret Spot seed by Whitetail institute? I am going to plant some on the back of my property and want to know if i am making a mistake or doing a good thing. Let me know if you have dealt with it at all. The spot i have is small.

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Planted the seed will see what happens

Well I planted a bag of secret spot on a logging road at the back of my property, will see what happens in the next few weeks.

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Looking good

Well went back to check my trail cam and checked out the food plot. it is looking good after only four days there are already plants sprouting. Mostly I wanted to see if the rain had washed the seed away but it hadn't. And i got a picture of a doe with twin fawns what a bonus.

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Looking good

Well i went back down to check out my food plot, it is really growing, well over an inch of growth in about a week and half, the plants are really taking off, and we have had virtually no sun the past week, but lots of rain. So far i would recommend this seed to anyone

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Secret spot.....

I've never tried Secret Spot, but I have used Hot spot by Biologic. Its super easy to prep and plant. All you need is a hard-tine rake and a bit of elbow grease. It is comprised of primarily clover mixed with a few other aromatic plants that attract deer. I used it a couple of years ago and had a good number of deer at the plot within a month of planting it. The great thing about it was that there was no pre weeding required. Just scuff up the ground and sprinkle the seed. I would reccomend planting the seed about 1/4 inch deep if it is going to be in a direct sun area.

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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

Save a ton of money with this secret seed!!! alfalfa!!! Trefoil for wet areas!!!!! bud i've guided for years and seen all the bull come down the pike you can imagine. Mow the alfalfa when it starts to flower but not after aug 1st. it is a 5-7 year grass with very little prep. spring planting ok after frosts are over. disc ground broadcast seed roll and go away. mow after you see plants 8" high through the weeds[ that will appear to have over taken it] and watch it kill the weeds it grows so fast. Then take the money you saved on the seed and build yourself a heated 12x12 box blind with a hot tub hahahahaha. Or at least that gun you been eyeing. When stand gets played out let it go to seed roll it and start it all over again

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Location: Alburgh VT
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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

I used it ,planted it a lil late pretty good growth not like the hot spot thou that stuff GROWS.......................................................

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Location: Underhill, VT
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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

I have been reading about and experimenting with food plots (or in my case food "spots"). I have tried many different clovers, grasses, etc. Most i've bought locally but some that I couldn't get I'd send for. I've also tried the "NAME" brand stuff too. I have an area on my property (lawn) that I try out different seeds etc. Where I live I have deer come through fairly regular. The past 4 or 5 years there has been the same doe that stays around with her fawns most all some and into early fall. I know it's the same doe because she as shoulder that humps up when she walks. I get to watch (from my house) what the deer eat on all the different things I've planted, both fancy big $$ stuff and generic over the counter clover. The eat it all. And after they've eaten a while on the planted stuff they will walk off into the woods and eat the leaves off the maple tree.

OK, so to the point of the question. This past August I decided to try Whitetail Secret Spot and No Plow. I rototilled 2 small spots and planted around the first or second week of August. The weather cooperated nicely. I had seed germination within 24-36 hours. The plants grew quickly. Once they got up to about 4-6 inches the deer were in them. They continued to visit those spots right up until the snow covered them.
SO, the Whitetail products do grow well and the deer do like them. The advantage of going with Whitetail or similar Brand Name products is it has all the varieties mixed for you with all the innoculants and other coatings that help insure quick germination. With a little help from mother nature,of course.
A side note:
I tried Chicory for the first time about 2 years ago. The deer love it. I planted the chicory in with New Zealand White clove and another clover or two. Watching the deer they would spend most of the time eating the chicory. They would eat the clover too but most of the time I saw them they were eating chicory and they did this from late spring to fall.
I have a theory (very non scientific), I have to wonder if certain soils in different areas make certain plants more desireable than others. I read what others have said about trefoil or a particular clover type and how deer can't leave it alone. I have planted many of those species and don't always find the same acceptance of them as what others have. You can draw your own conclusions.

Oops! I guess I got a little long winded eye roll

Hope it helps some.

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Location: upstate New York
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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

Hi I planted some " Throw & Grow " food plot last June . It was waist high by fall . The deer love it late in the season and they had it down to the stalks. I thought they were done with it but I see they were pawing and eating at the stalks last week ! I have also heard good results with Biologic.

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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

im thinking about trying some of this secret spot up by my uncles cabin in upstate new york when is the right time to try to plant this things around.

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Location: Underhill, VT
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Secret Spot Foodplot seed, any experience with it?

The package will tell you when. I will start planting around the end of April first of May, depending on the weather.

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