When asked what are the most popular seeds for food plots – it is without a doubt clover!
Hunters like planting clover because it is easy to plant and is a perennial, so it doesn’t have to be planted every year. Deer like it because it is palatable and also nutritious.
So should YOU plant clover?
The answer depends on several factors.
Presumably your goal is to attract and hold deer on your property. To do this successfully, you would need to offer the deer something they can’t easily get anywhere else close by.
So if your neighbor has planted clover, you are unlikely to achieve your goal.
If your neighbor has planted clover you may want to consider planting other popular options such as alfalfa, ryegrass, triticale, birdsfoot trefoil, crownvetch and orchard grass.
So when choosing seeds for food plots, consider what has been planted by neighbors first, and go with something they haven’t planted if possible.