Homemade Deer Food Plot Seed Mix

By Tammie Painter

If you have deer on your property setting up a deer food plot is one way to attract them to a location where you can watch the deer and provide them with a reliable source of high-protein food. A deer food plot is a section of land on your property you set aside to grow plants specifically for visiting deer. You can either buy a commercial deer food plot seed mix or make your own. Plant this seed mix in late spring when the danger of frost has passed.

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Step 1

Measure out 2 pounds of the millet or oat seed. Pour this into the bucket.

Step 2

Measure out 2 pounds of the rye or buckwheat seed. Pour this in the bucket.

Step 3

Measure out 2 pounds of alfalfa or timothy grass seed. Pour this into the bucket.

Step 4

Measure out 2 pounds of clover seed. This can be a single species of clover or you can combine several species to make up the 2 pounds of seed. Add the seed to the bucket.

Step 5

Measure 1 pound of rapeseed. Add this to the bucket.

Step 6

Measure out half a pound each of the kale seed and chicory seed. You can substitute turnip seed for the kale seed. Add the seed to the bucket.

Step 7

Stir the seed mix with your hands. Secure the lid onto the bucket. Turn the bucket several times to thoroughly mix the seed. Store in a cool and dry place until you are ready to use the mix.