Grave Danger is a fine blend of perennial seeds like Clover, Alfalfa and Chicory. Great for planting in open areas that have good soil moisture and easily workable land. With over 65% Perennials and a fine blend of Brassicas like Hybrid Kale, Rape and Turnip as the annual nurse crop, Grave Danger will be sure to draw and hold deer throughout the year. Grave Danger should be overseeded with Amplified the second year to maintain a lush perennial plot for years to come.
Before planting you MUST follow the Rack Stacker 6 Ps to plotting. Proper, Preparation, and Patience, Prevents, Poor, Plotting.
If you follow these instructions (also on the back of the bag) and don’t cut any corners, it will grow for you and produce great results throughout the summer, into fall and for late season hunting so you can harvest that buck of a lifetime and get the fawns through the winter in good health.
Best time to plant Grave Danger is in the early parts of the summer (late May thru late June) as long as there is good moisture in the soils. You can plant into the summer if you have sufficient rain in the area. Rack Stacker Guy (Steve Elmy) has planted in August for lush green growth for the early archery hunt, but your best to try and get it in early if you live in the northern regions of Saskatchewan, Alberta or other northern provinces. Southern areas like Quebec, South Ontario or Nova Scotia you can plant this up until early Sept.
You really want to make the best seed to soil contact as possible when planting Grave Danger. Spraying the plot with a herbicide is best, you don’t want weeds competing for moisture and nutrients on the field with Grave Danger. After spraying, using a set of disks, plows or cultivators work the ground. As long as you have something that can scar the ground enough to allow the seed to have good seed to soil contact then you will be successful with Rack Stacker Grave Danger. Before seeding down your plot you want to drag the soils as level as possible. The smoother the soils the better to prevent channeling during the rain and keep the birds from eating your seeds. You don’t want to plow the seeds under. You only want to make the seed hit the ground, and then pack it to the ground with a roller or a culti-packer. Its important to do this step!! Its like insurance for your plot. By pushing out all the air pockets you’re insuring a quick germination and fast growth as soon as the seed hits the ground.
If we spray 2 weeks prior to working the land just after spring green up we can have it in the ground, (disking, dragging, seeding and packing) in 4 hours. Not a lot of time for a ½ acre plot when you thing about the 40,000lbs of forage it can produce in 90 days. That’s a lot of food available for your herd throughout the year.
The key to a great successful food plot is timing and making sure you plan out each step. Take your time if you haven’t done a plot before, in the end, it’ll be worth every second.
SEEDING RATE/ COVERAGE
We offer the Grave Danger food plot for Canada in 5lb bag. Using a hand broadcast spreader 5lbs will plant ½ acre. 10lbs per acre is recommended.
CALCULATING SQUARE FOOTAGE
Measure the location of your plot. Length multiplied by Width divided by 43,560 that will give you the size of your plot (Ex. 148ft X 148ft= 21,904sq ft is approx 1/2 of an acre) you will be able to plant 21,780sq ft (1\2 acre) with a 5lb bag of Grave Danger. Be sure to plant the right amount of seed for that area that you are working with. Don't over seed it otherwise the seeds will have to compete with each other. If you have extra seed, keep it aside and plant in a different location. Store in a cool dry place until next time. 50 X 50 Yards = 1\2 acre
Try a lb of Big Uns Radish with Grave Danger as well. It wont change the seed rate, just add more goodness for the deer come fall.
Its recommended that you fertilize 3-4 weeks after planting the plot. 300lbs of fertilizer to the acre to get maximum growth of 18-18-18 (or equivalent %) sometimes what we like to do is split that up to two different applications. 150lb of 18-18-18 2-3 weeks after seeding and 150lbs approx 6-8 weeks after seeding this will quickly improve nutrient absorption in your plot and rapidly grow throughout the summer months. Driving on the plants to fertilize is ok, they will bounce back pretty quick.
Grave Danger is a 65% perennial mix. We do not recommend mowing until the second year. The annuals in the mix create cover for the perennials to establish their root systems.
The second year, the perennial plants will take over the entire plot and will need to be mowed every 6-8 weeks, thereafter. Over seeding with Amplified is recommended. This planting will last up to 5-6 years.
There must be a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight for this mix to produce its full potential. Watch the weather. If there will be a rainfall within 2-3 days, now is the time to plant. If it looks hot and dry, you are best to wait for better conditions. Conduct a soil test to evaluate soil condition where you would like to plant.
You can provide thousands of pounds of food in the duration of the year to increase the health of the herd. Planting Food Plots in Canada can be a very rewarding experience. It’s easy to do and if you haven’t food plotted before its very enjoyable after seeing the use that your herd gets out of the little time put in. If you have any questions, please note them down and give us a call, we'll do our best to walk you through. -1-800-945-1846
In conjunction with the Food plots, to utilize the optimum growth of the herd, try Blaze / Glory or StaK'D Mineral. Instant Results, all season attraction with the potent scent of the mineral as well as High Vitamins to get those deer off to the best start of the year.
Give it a try today, You won’t be disappointed!
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Rack Stacker Food Plot products are only available in Canada. We are unable to ship these products to the United States.
Planted some grave danger in one of my plots this year. It is growing very well and the deer are already browsing it! Should have a well established plot next year to maintain and provide forage for years to come.