I ventured out yesterday evening to see what I could find. Thought maybe I'd find a few morel mushrooms or deer antlers. I also checked on some of my ginseng plantings. The first couple of areas didn't show anything. The 3rd spot had two seedlings that had just pushed through the ground. The leaves weren't even unfolded yet. With warmer temps and rain in the forecast this weekend the sang should be popping up.
I also found one wild 3 prong that had already straightened its leaves out, but I know where many more should be, and could not see any signs of them yet. It shouldn't be long now though.
I didn't take my camera along yesterday because I truly did not expect to find any sang up yet. I'll try to get out in the next couple of weeks and get some pics.
I hear ya TN, I checked my new beds and some have come up but I think the seed need more moisture before they do anything. A lot I found just barely had little tails trying to push out. All of my older beds are nearly full but they had their root to draw their energy from. Hope this isn't a prelude to a long dry summer...
It was a great walk in the woods the other night. We are getting a nice steady rain today. Hope you guys down south get some soon. With this rain and warmer temps there is no doubt in my mind that some morels will be popping up. I'm definately getting out to pick some mushrooms tomorrow. I won't be going to any of my prime ginseng locations although I have seen a little bit of ginseng in one of the locations that I plan on visiting tomorrow.
That rain shower on Sunday did the trick for me. They're really coming up now, last fall's planting, and even the batch of seeds I put out at the last minute is doing well - surprising as those seeds were showing roots when they arrived.
Was getting a bit concerned as I had seen a few sprouts, plus the bulk of the 2-3yo roots were already up, as was the local bloodroot, trillium,and jack, but almost nothing from the areas I seeded last fall. It was starting to look like last year's rather dismal results with what was probably less than stratified seed. Went out to check Monday afternoon and... seedlings popping up everywhere. That's more like it.
We received some rain up this way (N. Central KY), as well, but my guage only read about 1/4 inch or so. More coming in a few days and soil moisture is actually pretty good, so all is well for now in this area.
Look forward to seeing some pictures of that 5 pronger!