Wall Hanger – 50 lb / 6 Acre Bag
This unique blend is for the serious Whitetail hunter. A healthy mix of perennials and biennials that improves protein intake during the critical antler growing portions of spring and summer. Primarily long lasting perennials, Wall Hanger also contains a small percentage of forage turnips, rape, and sugar beets to provide additional forage the first season while the alfalfa, clover, and chicory become established. These annuals will also help protect the alfalfa and chicory since they are both susceptible to over grazing during the critical stages of early growth. Wall Hanger is pH sensitive so for best results you want your soil acidity to be between 6.5 and 7.5.
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These blends and individual seeds are guaranteed and meet all the requirements and specifications of the US Dept of Agriculture. Each package lists the percent breakdown of the seed varieties in each pack. Each package is attractive for the customer, and contains information such as site preparation, planting instructions, plot maintenance, fertilizing, mowing, etc.
This unique blend is for the serious Whitetail hunter. Designed for primarily open sunny areas and lighter soils, Wall Hanger is a healthy blend of alfalfa, chicory and clovers that green up quickly in the Spring and provides high protein forage through early Fall.
Like many perennials, alfalfa and chicory grow slowly at first and are very susceptible to overgrazing when first planted. To protect these young plants during the critical early stages of growth we also blend in a small percentage of forage turnips and radishes to act as nurse crops for your new seeding. These nurse or cover crops will provide high protein forage for your deer while protecting the young plants from being overgrazed. The following season your clover, chicory and alfalfa will come in strong yet the cover crops will have done their job and will not come back.
Wall Hanger is pH sensitive so for best results you want your soil acidity to be between 6.5 and 7.5.
Seeding rate is 8-10 lbs/acre. Plant Spring or late Summer. Prefers full sun, does well in light or sandy soil.
50 Lb Contains: Alfalfa, Forage Chicory, Ladino, Medium Red, and Crimson clovers, along with a small percentage of Purple Top Turnips, Forage Rape, Sugar Beets, and Daikon Forage Radish.
Wall Hanger Planting Tips
- Wall Hanger can be planted in either the Spring or late summer/early Fall.
- Since Wall Hanger contains alfalfa, chicory and clover, it can be planted in a variety of conditions but does best in lighter soils in full sun. Can handle sandy soils and extended dry periods once established.
- Condition the soil with a plow, disk, or similar equipment to prepare a good seed bed as early as possible so weeds have a chance to begin growing. Allow the field to green up then spray with Round Up two weeks before planting.
- When ready to plant, loosen up the seed bed surface with a drag or chain link fence to further prep the soil. Do not till too deep, tilling deep will only bring more weed seeds to the surface.
- Soil should be fertile with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. If you are not sure of your soils fertility or pH, have your soil tested. Your local farm co-op or fertilizer dealer can usually help with this.*A good fertilizer recommendation is 200-300lbs of 8-24-24 *Apply either pelletized lime or ag lime if needed.
- Broadcast or drill at 8-10lbs/acre 7. After seeding you can drag the seed bed, but do not cover the seed with more than 1⁄4 inch of top soil.
- Important Use a cultipacker, roller, or even your ATV tires to pack the field to insure good seed/soil contact. You do not need to worry about covering the seed. If the seed is planted too deep, it will not grow.
- Wait for rain! As with all plantings, the sooner it rains the better so watch your weather forecast and try to plant before a reasonable chance of rain.
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Weed Control Tips
As with all food plots it is always easiest and cheapest to start with a weed free seed bed using glyphosate (Roundup). Begin soil preparation in the Fall or as early in the Spring as possible. Spray emerging vegetation 2 weeks before planting your Wall Hanger.
If you plan to plant in the Spring it is always to your advantage to begin tilling and controlling weeds the previous Fall.
Late summer and early Fall plantings offer several advantages over planting in the Spring and typically have a higher success rate.
- Additional time for soil prep and increased ability to eliminate weeds prior to planting.
- Plant areas that may be too soft or have difficulty accessing earlier in the year.
- Your new plot will green up quickly the following Spring and get ahead of most weeds.
Remember that regardless when you plant you will always see your best growth the following season.
Mowing is an effective way of controlling both grasses and broadleaf weeds. On a new planting, set your mower at a high level to cut the weeds but leave most of the clover. On established plot cut the entire field to a height of about 6”.
If you have a severe weed problem, you can try using a grass selective herbicide such as Select or Poast.