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01-05-2011, 01:12 PM
I overseeded approx 11 acres on Dec 23. This was followed by a little rain and freezing temps into the 20's. Now almost 2 weeks later no evidence on germination. Any help would be appreciated.

01-05-2011, 02:14 PM
Be patient--the cold set it back. Did you plant 100 seeds in a coffee mug in your office--as a check to be sure the seed is good? I am not from Florida. What variety? What soil prep? Broadcast or slit seed? Is the underlying orginial turf Bermuda? If no rain--result will be slow--can you irrigate? Can you dig up a sqft of sod and move it inside to determine what would happen if kept warm and wet?

01-06-2011, 10:46 AM
A "little rain"... ? Has it rained, or been irrigated over the past 2 weeks?

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01-06-2011, 10:13 PM
I know it's a longshot but what about pre-emergent being present before seeding?

01-06-2011, 10:31 PM
The 10lbs I put out around a paver patio job around thanksgiving took almost 3 weeks to germinate, the unusual cold and little precip., until today, has slowed germination down most likely. Sometimes though you can be buying old seed.

01-06-2011, 10:39 PM
A "little rain"... ? Has it rained, or been irrigated over the past 2 weeks?

thats my vote, moisture during germination process is as important as sunlight and proper temperature

01-09-2011, 06:52 AM
Thanks guys We had some rain and hope to get more. Maybe that will do it.