Plot Topper – planting instructions
Planting Date – Plot Topper is a fall-planted product. A good general rule to remember in regards to planting dates is as follows – Along Interstate-70 plant Plot Topper September 1st. For every 100 miles north of I-70 move the planting date up sooner by 1 week. For every 100 miles south of I-70 move the planting date back later by 1 week. It is very important not to plant Plot Topper 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 in the spring 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 power-fine consistency but just free of large clods.
Planting – Plot Topper is a very easy crop to grow and is planted by broadcasting. It is very important to not plant Plot Topper too thick or the plants will be stunted and not produce bulbs on the turnips, radishes and sugar beets. It is much better to plant Plot Topper too light than too heavy. After broadcasting the seed onto the worked ground, use a culti-packer or roller to push the seed into the ground. If a culti-packer or roller is not available the seed will do fine by just leaving it as rain will work it into the soil enough to get good germination.
Notes – Plot Topper is a great product to combine with Harvest Salad or oats to provide a wider variety of plants in the same plot. Plot Topper is also great for over-seeding soybean plots once the leaves on the soybean plants have started to turn yellow.