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#414513 - 09/25/07 09:39 AM Thinking about planting today & tomorrow
8 Point

Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 1476
Loc: ChattaVegas

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?
In dog years - I would be dead.

#415107 - 09/25/07 02:26 PM Re: Thinking about planting today & tomorrow [Re: rvs9]
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Registered: 07/29/04
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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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Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65387
Loc: Nashville, TN

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.
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#416408 - 09/26/07 08:10 AM Re: Thinking about planting today & tomorrow [Re: BSK]
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 1476
Loc: ChattaVegas

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.
In dog years - I would be dead.

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