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#364003 - 08/24/07 08:12 PM if you would plant now.. or in the next week..
Rico
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if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. what would you plant then?? winter weeds ? or maybe clover?
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#364196 - 08/24/07 09:56 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: Rico]
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I am planting winter wheat and a limited ammount of rape tomorrow, I'll plant clover & kale later.
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#364219 - 08/24/07 10:03 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: HOOK]
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We have had almost no rain for a couple of weeks now and only sprinkles tonight. I believe we need to wait for the heat wave to leave and some decent rain fall to come before we do anything serious.
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#364354 - 08/24/07 10:53 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: Boone 58]
Rico
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 Originally Posted By: camoman270
We have had almost no rain for a couple of weeks now and only sprinkles tonight. I believe we need to wait for the heat wave to leave and some decent rain fall to come before we do anything serious.


your probably right.. i might wait 1 more week...
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#364637 - 08/25/07 08:45 AM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: Rico]
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Rico,

I wouldn't recommend planting until soil moisture improves significantly, even if that means not planting until mid-October. I will wait that long if that's what it takes. Planting into dry soil means you just threw all your seed away and you'll have to buy it all again.
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#364793 - 08/25/07 12:09 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: BSK]
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we need this heat wave cycle to break and some good rain. i usually plant next weekend but that is not too likely.
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#364797 - 08/25/07 12:16 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: stirrat]
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I'm waiting for the moisture. Otherwise it's just expensive bird feed.
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#364821 - 08/25/07 12:52 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Rico,

I wouldn't recommend planting until soil moisture improves significantly, even if that means not planting until mid-October. I will wait that long if that's what it takes. Planting into dry soil means you just threw all your seed away and you'll have to buy it all again.


good advise
Even if youre worried about spooking the deer in the area by planting during season I wouldn't, it doesn't bother them in the least + the plants are most atractive to the deer when they first sprout up . I have my soil tilled and ready now so when it rains it will soak up every drop .I'm figuring on late sept before I can plant, but it all depends on the rain. good luck
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#364846 - 08/25/07 01:16 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: tnclayboy]
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I agree. Definitely wait for the soil moisture to improve.
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#364930 - 08/25/07 03:46 PM Re: if you would plant now.. or in the next week.. [Re: Greg .]
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WELL IM LEAVIN FOR OHIO JUST AFTER LABOR DAY WEEKEND AND WILL NOT BE HOME TILL MID OCT. I REALLY WANT TO PLANT THIS WEEK JUST INCASE IM LATE GETTIN HOME. LAST YEAR I WAS LATE AND THE WHEAT ONLY CAME UP 2-3 INCHES BEFORE THE COLD GOT IT. ILL PLANT NOW AND IF IT DOESNT WORK OUT ILL REPLANT WHEN I GET HOME
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