You can find many products on HancockSeed.com that explicitly instruct you not to plant them after the first frost. It makes sense to humans that plants prefer to be warm versus being cold. But did you know there’s a strategy for casting your seed upon frozen ground? This method of planning wildlife food plots has a name rooted in its wintry methodology: frost seeding.
The idea is for those tending the soil to spread their seed on top of the soil. When the weather gets cold, the water in the soil freezes into ice, and that in turn pushes the soil upward, surrounding the seeds for clover, chicory, oats, or other forage crops that were sown. The primary benefit to this method is you don’t need to rent equipment, or spend money on fuel, to complete the seeding process. It is even possible to sow new seed on as much as 2 inches of snow.