When planting a food plot, especially for the first time or in a new location, it is always recommended that you take a soil sample. This will give your plot the best chance of being successful.
After receiving your soil sample back, one of the most important things to look at is the soil pH. The basics of soil pH are that your soil is either acidic (0-6.4), neutral (6.5-7.5), or alkaline (7.5-14). Most soils are usually acidic. There are many plants that like a slightly acidic soil, but also many plants that will not grow well in acidic soil. So, it depends on what you are planting, but you may need to add lime to your acidic soil to get it to a pH that is good for growing a specific plant.
Clover is without a doubt one of the best food plot plants you can plant on your property. It is relatively easy to establish, provides almost year round forage availability, and being a perennial, means that with a little care you can have a quality plot for many years to come without replanting. Combine all those reasons and it is easy to see why clover is a great food plot plant for almost every property.
When it comes to clover plots there are many different species that are available to plant. Below we cover the different species of clover and their benefits as a food plot species.