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#414513 - 09/25/07 09:39 AM Thinking about planting today & tomorrow
rvs9
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Looks like my area may see some rain on Wed/Thur. Hopefully a super-slow-soaker. I'd like to get half my plots planted before then. Maybe do the rest this weekend. It will be done right (i.e tilled yesterday, will compact soil, cover seed, etc.). Say I don't get the rain that I am hoping for until next week - should the seed be okay?
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#415107 - 09/25/07 02:26 PM Re: Thinking about planting today & tomorrow [Re: rvs9]
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I think you'll be fine - I'm looking forward to the rain - your seed should be ok - I don't think you'll be able to avoid the rain over the next couple of days - at least that's my optimistic view of it \:\)

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#416271 - 09/26/07 06:39 AM Re: Thinking about planting today & tomorrow [Re: ferg]
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As long as the seed doesn't germinate, it can last for a very, very long time, especially if planted to the approriate depth. I had buckwheat seed laying on top the ground from mid-July until it got rained on 2 months later through the worst heat and drought in recorded history and it germinated once it got rained on.
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#416408 - 09/26/07 08:10 AM Re: Thinking about planting today & tomorrow [Re: BSK]
rvs9
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Well, I finished 3 of 5 plots yesterday. Tilled, spread the oats and winter peas, drug, then cultipacked. Spread the clovers and rape, then cultipacked. Gonna try and get the last 2 done today before the (HOPEFULLY) rain.
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