Big-N-Beasty – 8.5 / 2 Acre Bag

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Big-N-Beasty Description

Our #1 selling food plot blend of 4 high protein forage rapes, forage turnips, daikon radishes, and sub-zero kale. It is an ideal food plot for veterans and beginners alike as it is an easy to grow blend that will draw deer during the hunting season while still providing nutrition deep into the winter months. If you're planting one food plot, this is the one for you.

When To Plant Big-N-Beasty

Big-n-Beasty is typically planted late July to early August depending on your location. It needs approximately 45-60 days to grow. It is best if planted just before a rain.

Frigid Forage Pro Tip: Have fields prepared and ready to go, and then watch the weather forecast.

How To Plant Big-N-Beasty

The ideal soil for Big-N-Beasty is a well-drained heavier loam or clay soil. However, it is capable of going in almost any soil, given it has proper nutrients and moisture.

  1. Approximately one month before planting, condition the soil with a roto-tiller, disc, chisel plow, or similar equipment to prepare a good seed bed. Then, allow the existing vegetation to grow back and then spray with RoundUp one or two weeks before planting.
  2. Spread fertilizer
    • The soil should be fertile with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. If you are unsure of your soils fertility or pH, have your soil tested. Your local farm coop or fertilizer dealer can usually help with this. Add lime as needed to improve pH.
    • A good fertilizer recommendation is 300-400 lbs/acre of 19-19-19 followed by an application of 100lbs/acre of urea (46-0-0) after 4-6 weeks.
    • If you see your plants turning purple and/or yellow, it is lacking nutrients.
  3. When you are ready to plant, loosen up the topsoil with a drag or chain link fence. Do not till too deep as this will only bring more weed seeds to the surface.
  4. Using a hand or shoulder seeder, broadcast 4 lbs per acre of Big-N-Beasty.
    • Frigid Forage Pro Tip: It is crucial to not overseed. Set your seeder on one of the smallest settings, walk fast, and crank hard! It is better to go back and overlap then run out of seed too soon.
  5. Use a cultipacker, roller, or even your ATV tires to pack the field to ensure good seed/soil contact. You do not need to worry about covering the seed. If the seed is planted too deep, it will not grow.

For more in-depth planting instructions, view our Big-N-Beasty planting instructions here.

Weed Control Tips

  • If RoundUp is used prior to planting and under normal growing conditions, Big-n-Beasty grows fast enough that it should out-grow any weeds. If you do have a severe weed problem after germination, use a grass selective herbicide such as Select or Poast. This won’t help with broadleaf weeds but it will control grasses.
  • If you have sandy soil or want to improve any field, try planting an inexpensive Spring annual such as annual rye grass or rye grain. Plow under this “green fertilizer” a few weeks before planting. This practice is used by many crop farmers and will help condition your soil, gather nitrogen, control weeds and add organic material to your soil.
  • If you are concerned about having additional forage in the Spring, mix in a small amount of clover seed when planting the Big-N-Beasty. (no more than 1-2 lbs/acre) This is not a recommended strategy for creating a good clover field, but it does provide some additional Spring forage for the deer until you till the field again.

Big-N-Beasty Seeding Rate

The recommended seeding rate is 4 lbs per acre. Therefore, this 8.5 lb bag is suitable for 2 acres.

Product Specifications

Size: 8.5 lbs

Big-N-Beasty Seeding Rate: 4 lbs per acre

These blends and individual seeds are guaranteed and meet all the requirements and specifications of the US Dept of Agriculture. Each package lists the percent breakdown of the seed varieties in each pack. Each package is attractive for the customer, and contains information such as site preparation, planting instructions, plot maintenance, fertilizing, mowing, etc.

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Big N Beasty

    Posted by Craig Kowalczyk on 12th Feb 2023

    After planting Big N Beasty the last three seasons I can’t find anything that compares to the mid to late season draw. I’ve been planting this in the hills of western Massachusetts where the frost and snow flies early and this seed mixture seems ideal for the shorter growing season. Been planting first week of August just before substantial rain with the recommended 19-19-19 and it simply just grows. I’m not a farmer and if I can make a lush field of this anyone can. Thanks for such a fantastic product!!! Craig K

  • 5
    Big and Beasty

    Posted by Calvn Jones on 25th Jul 2021

    Living in western New York, this seed seems to be ideally suited to our climate. Germination rate is very high, grows excellent, and the deer cannot stay out of food plot.

  • 5

    Posted by Brian Woods on 19th Aug 2020

    I'm in the Adirondacks, poor soil conditions and rocky. I really appreciate the seed being sourced from northern locations it seems to grow much better in our environment here verses other brands and seed from local feed mills. 3 days and there was germination, 3 weeks later halfway to my knee and at 4 weeks it was to my knee with turnips and radishes bulbs starting. 3rd time planting a frigid forage product and same awesome results.