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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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#3367406 - 09/20/13 12:04 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: woodsman87]
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Wheat.
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#3367600 - 09/20/13 02:20 PM Re: What will grow in the shade [Re: CAMARO12]
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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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