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#3366692 - 09/19/13 09:44 PM What will grow in the shade
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I've never ever planted anything much less a food plot, however I am curious what will grow in the shade or in the woods? And would be easy plant, grow in poor soil and attract deer?

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#3366712 - 09/19/13 10:10 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: 51 pointer]
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I bought a blend last year from Cabelas called "seclusion". It did pretty good with little dirt work and was pretty much in the woods. Don't remember what all was in it but I would buy it again if I needed it.
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#3366883 - 09/20/13 06:28 AM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Unfortunately, not much.
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#3367228 - 09/20/13 10:30 AM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: BSK]
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Everything needs sunlight to create photosynthesis, just some not as much as others. Don't know of anything that grows in almost full shade.
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#3367600 - 09/20/13 02:20 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
Wheat.
Yep,have spread wheat in the woods,no prep work,came up pretty good.
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#3368328 - 09/21/13 09:20 AM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: Football Hunter]
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If you could explain the situation a little better we might be able to help. For example, the spot you want to plant does it have thick underbrush or is it a typical forest floor with leaf litter? If its the later than its gonna be tough to grow much of anything, so you might need to open the canopy a bit. Simply cutting down some of your less desirable trees would help. If you have a lot of maple in that area you could cut them down to open up the area and allow your oaks to flourish at the same time.
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#3368676 - 09/21/13 01:41 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
Wheat.
Yep,have spread wheat in the woods,no prep work,came up pretty good.

Yeah, you really can't beat wheat for marginal land.
I do believe it will sprout on a rock if it gets a little rain on it.
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#3369392 - 09/21/13 10:50 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: bigtex]
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I'm clearing out a spot tomorrow with a bobcat, moving lots of dead fall and small trees my DRMower can cut, this is for an area I hope to just use as an observation stand, I've never hunted over anything I planted.....I've actually never planted anything but if I clear it I may throw wheat out mixed with some clover I guess, any magic seeds out there?
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#3374098 - 09/25/13 03:29 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: 51 pointer]
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I planted some throw and grow extreme . In a almost full shade spot.it did ok. Never been a fan but according to the trail cam the deer like it
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#3374876 - 09/26/13 07:51 AM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: southernhunter]
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Nothing does well in shade, but remember trees will lose their leaves in early November. Grazing rye or wheat will do well just about anywhere once the leaves are off. And in a small, now-shaded areas with little ground prep, I would recommend grain rye.
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