View FoodPlot QuestionsCategory: FoodPlots General Questionscorrecting soil ph on a small plot
jarrett munger asked 3 years ago

I have never attempted a food plot but would love to have a small plot or two.  All areas are around a tenth of an acre to two tenths of an acre.   The soil pH is at a 5.0 in the places selected.   I want to plant clover or clover/chicory mix.   How do you adjust for say an area that is 6800 square feet with a pH of 5.0 that the soil test said required 86 lbs of lime per 1000 sq ft?   Also how long would that take to raise that pH to the desires level?  With today being August 25th and I am in north east Texas would I be able to plant clover successfully by mid October using your plotstart and plotboost?
Can you use pelletized lime and plotstart in conjunction with one another?

1 Answers
DeerGro Expert Staff answered 3 years ago

For that small of an area, and needing roughly 1.8 tons of lime per acre, you would roughly need 86 ounces of PlotStart for 6,800 square feet. With that ph. The entire 1 gallon jug or 128 ounces would be perfectfor this small food plot.
PlotStart can significantly adjust the pH in as little as 3 months, with desired changes sometimes met within 6 months. It starts adjusting the pH immediately once sprayed. You can use both PlotStart and lime, but the PlotStart alone should be enough.