Looking forward to seeing your large planting pics. It is going to be very impressive.
Thanks and if the leaves are dry I can rake off 1600 square foot, plant seeds and scratch them in, rake leaves back on and walk down the beds in less than 4 hours. If leaves are wet it probably takes me an extra hour or two.
I like your Gypsum board idea. I have not tried the Hankin's method yet. I know you and Hugh have used it with some success and it looks like a lot of work but it gets the seeds planted nicely. I also like to plant against old logs. The ginseng does very well up against the length of the log. You and Hillhopper both have some very impressive 2 year old's. Some of my 3 year old's are not that big depending on the woods they are in.
Here is one of my favorite pics. It is the creek bed in the ravine where I have a lot of my seng planted. It is always wet as it is spring fed but does get fed from water running off the horseshoe shaped rolling hills at the beginning of the creek. The cool moist air in this ravine is typically 10 degrees cooler than up top. I think this helps with the ginseng I am growing on the side of the slope leading down. All that cool moist air feeding up to my planting beds. This is in Eastern Ohio.
Can't wait thou to see Hillhopper's planting site pics. It is going to be impressive to say the least. Wish I was there to help.
Looking forward to seeing more of your planting sites minus the rodo's that you eliminate. You make some really nice planting beds as well.
Love that pic of your hollow and branch and that HUGE moss covered tree that is down across the creek.
That is one of the things that I enjoy about seng hunting... getting out into the heart of nature and seeing sights like that.
Below is a pic of a real nice 3... probably the best 3 I ever found. It was growing at the bottom of a east facing bluff in some soil that I expect was very high in Calcium... it was basicaly growing in limestone rock chips mixed with rotted leaf mulch.
Notice the size of the leaves compared to my hoe/digger shown just below it. HUGE, even the small leaves pointing in where large and fat/round.
It was getting a lot of direct morning sun in that location, but with no evening sun.
Really impressive guys, Hillhopper's planting will be something to see.
TN, Really like that rocky raveling soil. I have some plants growing in that type of ground and they're outgrowing others by twice the size.
Really looking forward to next year and to see how everyone is doing on their sights.