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#386332 - 09/07/07 01:41 PM How little water can I get away with?
Goat66
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Planted the lease already, but I can't plant at home because I live on Sahara Mountain I guess. I've got a 1/3 acre spot tilled and limed. If I spray the thing with my 25gal motorized sprayer it'll probably take 4 to 6 hours of standing around out there. The spots I've sprayed so far are pure dust once you get a few centimeters down. Is this a waste or will this process tide the seeds over until 2008 when it rains? I need to get this stuff planted soon, especially since I have the next few days off.
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#386642 - 09/07/07 04:41 PM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: Goat66]
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If you don't have adequate soil moisture, DON'T PLANT.

Here's any easy way to see if you have adequate soil moisture:

Scrape away the top inch of soil. Get a handful of loose soil from 2 to 3 inches deep. Squeeze the loose soil in your hand. Open your hand. If the soil HAS NOT packed into a ball and stays that way--if it crumbles out of the ball--you do NOT have adequate soil moisture.
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#386693 - 09/07/07 05:44 PM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: BSK]
Goat66
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Thanks, I figured that was the right answer but I'm coming down with "the fever" and needed someone to talk me out of planting.
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#386761 - 09/07/07 06:54 PM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: Goat66]
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#387183 - 09/08/07 06:28 AM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: BSK]
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We finally got some good substantial rain last night. I could here it hitting the roof last night and I just smiled. I hope you get the rain you need.
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#387702 - 09/08/07 05:14 PM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: Goat66]
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 Originally Posted By: Goat66
Thanks, I figured that was the right answer but I'm coming down with "the fever" and needed someone to talk me out of planting.

LOL me too brother. \:D
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#388056 - 09/08/07 09:39 PM Re: How little water can I get away with? [Re: 156p&y]
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Man it has been raining all around our lease on wayne county and finally it came a good un on our 30 fields spread out over about 4000 acres............
Will plant mon thru thur!!!
Hot Dog!!!
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