View Full Version : How late do you seed in the North?

10-18-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey Northerners. I live in BC, Canada and I was curious how late you typically seed in the fall? No, I'm not talking about dormant seeding over the winter. This is the last week I plan to seed for the year. Our temperatures still average 12-13 celcius during the day but it gets down to 1-2 at night - we actually had some frost this weekend. Anyways, let me know. I would imagine topdressing would help keep the seed warmer this time of year.

10-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Regardless of where you live, soil temperature is the deciding factor. After that, time to establish before the first freeze.

10-18-2010, 08:45 PM
I stopped seeding about 2 weeks ago here in Maine (zone 5). Not enough time for the seed to become established before hard freezes. I do plan on doing some dormant seeding in mid November though.