Real World’s “Whitetail Harvest Salad” has been a top-selling fall-planted seed blend since it was first introduced several years ago. This blend of winter hardy oats, winter wheat, rye grain and Austrian winter peas is easy to grow and will have the deer visiting your plots for the entire hunting season and into the following spring. Don’t be misled by other brands that mix annuals and perennials in their fall-planted seed blends or market no-till products in small bags. Harvest Salad comes in a 50# bag which is enough to plant 1 acre.
New for 2017!
Real World’s “Harvest Salad” blend will now contain 20% rye grain to add to this popular blend’s attractiveness. This change actually causes us to have more money invested in each bag but we are absorbing this cost and not passing it on to our customers. This is just a reflection of our commitment to have the very best seed blends possible.
27 × 16 × 5 in
Coverage & Size
1/2 acre / 25lb. bag, 1 acre / 50lb. bag
Harvest Salad – planting instructions
Planting Date – Harvest salad is a fall-planted product. A good general rule to remember in regards to planting dates is as follows – Along Interstate-70 plant Harvest Salad 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 Harvest Salad too early or it will lose some of its palatability by the time hunting season opens and you want the deer to hit 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 – Due to the different sizes of seed within the Harvest Salad blend, broadcasting the seed is the only good way to plant it. After broadcasting the seed onto the worked ground, cover it by dragging the plot or using a culti-packer to push the seed into the ground. The goal is to get the seed covered with ½ -1 inch of soil. Make sure the seed is not more than 1 inch deep. If some of the seed is exposed on top of the ground, it can still grow as long as it gets adequate moisture.
Note – Our favorite fall-planted food-plot is Harvest Salad combined with Plot Topper. This combination gives you 9 different plants in a single plot. When combining these 2 products in the same plot simply follow the instructions above to plant the Harvest Salad and when you are done just broadcast the Plot Topper over the plot without working that seed into the soil. It is that simple!