Planting Date – Deadly Dozen is a fall-planted product, typically planted in August or early September depending on geography. The farther north you are, the earlier you want to plant. It is important not to plant Deadly Dozen too early or it will lose some of its palatability by the time hunting season opens and you want the deer to be hitting it hardest.
Site Prep – Start by spraying your plot 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 powder-fine consistency but is just free of large clods.
Planting – Due to the different sizes of seed within Deadly Dozen, it is typically broadcasted. After broadcasting the seed onto the ground, cover it by dragging the plot or using a multi-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 any deeper. If some of the seed is exposed on top of the ground, it can still grow as long as it gets adequate moisture. Mix the contents of the bag before putting it into your seeder. It is important to have a good distribution of your brassica seeds. Planting this product too thick will minimize its production and ability to mature. It is better to plant this product too thin than too thick.
Herbicide – All weed control must be done before planting. No herbicide will work on this mix after it has germinated. If planted correctly at the right time, with weed control done before planting, this product will fill in and weeds will be kept under control
Note – Always take a soil test and fertilize accordingly.