SWEET SUCCESS IS A GREAT BLEND IF YOU’RE AN ALL AROUND WILDLIFE MANAGER AND HUNTER.
Sweet Success is a great blend if you’re an all around wildlife manager and hunter. Perfect for a diverse blend of forages for Turkey or Upland birds that produces, holds and attracts big bucks as well. This customized blend continues to be the sought-after throughout the summer and into the fall hunting seasons even into the late season if, it hasn’t been eaten to the ground. The taller growing forages provide food above the snow line in the winter for birds to feed on so that they have food during the off season and it good at holding turkeys in the area to hunting them in the Spring.
It is a fine blend of Perennial/ Annual seeds for planting in open areas that has good soil moisture and easy workable land. Sweet Success contains 67% Annuals and 33% Perennials and should be overseeded with Amplified (another seed available by Rack Stacker) the second year to maintain a lush perennial plot for years to come.
The Rack Stacker Guy (Steve Elmy) prefers to plant this blend in bigger open areas. It’s a blend that provides food and cover for all the animals that will come to it throughout the years. If you’re looking for an all-around great plot for everything, this is it!
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 them fawns into the winter in good health.
Best time to plant Sweet Success is in the early parts of the summer as long as there is good moisture in the soils. You can plant into the summer if you have sufficient rain in the area but the ideal time would be late May and into June. Steve has planted in August for lush green growth for the early hunt, but your best to try and get it in early if you live in the northern regions of Sask, Alberta or other provinces. Southern areas like Quebec, South Ontario or NS you can plant this up until Sept long weekend.
You really want to make as best seed to soil contact as possible when planting Sweet Success. Spraying the plot with a herbicide is the best, you don’t want weeds competing for moisture, nutrients on the fields with Sweet Success. After spraying, using a set of disks or cultivators are best. 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 Sweet Success.
Before seeding down your plot you want to drag the soils as level as possible as well. The smoother the soils the better to prevent channeling during the rain and keeps the birds from eating your seed. You don’t need to have the seed plowed under. You only want to make the seed hit the ground, and then pack it to the ground with a roller or a calti-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, 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.
SEEDING RATE/ COVERAGE
We sell Sweet Success in 5lb, 20lb bag, and 50lb bags. If you spread the seed by hand 5lbs will plant ½ acre if you use a broadcast spreader. 10lbs per acre is recommended.
CALCULATING SQUARE FOOTAGE
Measure the location of your plot. Length X Width divided by 43,560 that will give you the size of your plot (Ex. 150ft X 100ft=15,000sq ft 1/3 of an acre) you will be able to plant 22,000 ft with a 5lb bag of Superb-uck. Be sure to plant the right amount of seed for the area that you are working with.
Its recommended that you fertilize a few weeks after planting the plot. It good to put 300lbs to the acre and what we like to do is split that up to two different applications. 150lb of 18-18-18 (or equivalent %) 2-3 weeks after seeding and 150lbs approx 6-8 weeks after seeding. This will prevent burn and improve nutrient absorption. Driving on the plants to fertilize is ok. They will bounce back pretty quick.
Nothing needs to be done after laying the seed on your plot. There is no annual maintenance needed the first year that you plant Sweet Success. The second spring after planting this plot you should overseed the plot with Amplified, also available from Rack Stacker. The second year after seeding it down you will want to mow it with a bush hog, or mower of sorts that will cut the plot to below 4 inches. We like to mow ours every 4-6 weeks. This will stimulate plant growth and allow the plot to grow in thinker, healthier and more nutritious for the herd and other wildlife. If you don’t choose to overseed the plot you can start from the beginning and work the land again.
You can provide thousands of pounds of food in the duration of the year to increase the health of the herd in as little as 20 mins with our Walk n Toss Food Plot It doesn’t take long, 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 work put in.
In conjunction with the Food plots, to utilize the optimum growth of the herd, try Blaze or Glory Mineral and attract them to your location right away. Instant, all season attraction with the potent scent of the mineral as well as High Vitamins to get those deer into the Canadian winter in tip top shop.
Give it a try today, You won’t be disappointed!