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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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I planted a food plot this weekend. The plot called for 13-13-13 fertilizer but I could only get my hands on 12-0-12 fertilizer. I thought some fertilizer would be better than none. What kind of difference will the fertilizer make??
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For sure it is better than nothing , all its missing is Phosphorus thats only needed for strong roots and flowering ability It will still grow
I have been using pelitized Chicken litter it really has a lot of good stuff in it
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Thanks for the reply. I am hoping that we will get some good rain from the hurricane. Its super dry here in bootheel of missouri. My plot needs rain badly!
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I am counting on a few inches my self ,If i get it you should too
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I planted a food plot this weekend. The plot called for 13-13-13 fertilizer but I could only get my hands on 12-0-12 fertilizer. I thought some fertilizer would be better than none. What kind of difference will the fertilizer make??
Did you have the soil tested or was that directions on the bag? Your plot will produce the best results if you get the nutrients right and the test will help with that. You could add Phosphorus if you can find bags of bone meal.

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I did not have soil tested. The seed that I planted called for the 13-13-13 fertilizer. Right now we are in need of a much needed rain if the plot has a chance to grow. At this point we have missed much of the rain they were calling for from the hurricane. We are praying that we end up getting some out of this system.
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Don't give up on the rain its still pulling through NE AR ...I ended up with 2" and more is going to come up
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We ended up getting around 2" out of the system that pushed thru. We needed more but not complaining. lol We have a 40% chance of some more rain friday. Hope we get it.
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Up here in north central MO we got all together about 6 inches in the past week. Needed it badly and believe it or not, the grass is starting to turn green again! I don't know about you SEMO, but yesterday (Wed) and the day before (Tues) were about the most humid days I've ever experienced (and here in MO we have HUMIDITY!) Supposed to be a front coming through today and highs in the 70's tomorrow through sunday.

About your question- any fertilizer will do, I put 10-10-10 on my garden this year and it took off. The tomato plants are STILL producing tomatoes even with the drought, green beans were fantastic and corn was lacking a little bit. I think if you use the 12-0-12, you'll be ok, but just won't have as much flowering or bloom (depending on what you are growing). Basically it won't yield as much. But heck, it's better than nothing. I'm not going to attempt a food plot this year-- with my luck this drought will start back up and it'll all be for a loss OR we'll start getting 6+ inches of rain a week till Christmas!

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It has been extremely humid here in the bootheel. Just walking to car will cause u to break out in a sweat!! I am ready for some fall temps and some good bow hunting.
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