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Merkava_4
04-23-2011, 10:10 PM
I'm thinking they germinate at nighttime. They wouldn't germinate in the middle of the afternoon, would they? ;)

johnsonslawnmanagement
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
At exactly 9:61...ha
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IES
04-24-2011, 02:31 AM
9:61 pm. ;)
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Squirter
04-24-2011, 08:03 AM
heck, even i know this answer and i'm just a dumb ole homeowner. fescue seeds germinate at dawn...unless there has been a full moon.

Smallaxe
04-24-2011, 08:46 AM
Fescue doesn't germinate it hatches... Was that 9:61 central DST or Pacific time? I always thought they hatch during Oprah... or the View with all the additional fertilizer at that time...

RigglePLC
04-24-2011, 08:48 AM
The tiny root probably comes out at night when its is humid, and tries to get a grip in the moist soil before the sun comes up in the morning. If the new seed dries out from the sun, before the root begins to absorb moisture, using root hairs,it dies.

IES
04-24-2011, 08:50 AM
Greenwich mean time. But only after the spring equinox in every odd year between leap years which usually lands on a Thursday right before the nightcrawler spawns
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Squirter
04-24-2011, 01:44 PM
the better question is WHY would anybody want to know the time of day fescue seeds germinate????????????????????

inquiring minds want to know...

Merkava_4
04-25-2011, 03:07 AM
Because if they germinate in the morning after the sun comes up, I'm screwed. http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n284/MACDRIVE/GIFS/panic.gif

I don't always get out there to water them until the afternoon.

grassman177
04-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Very odd????
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grassman177
04-25-2011, 07:53 PM
By the way, light etc has nothing to do with grass seed germination! It will germinate no matter what
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Merkava_4
04-25-2011, 11:46 PM
They won't germinate if they're dried out - but I have nobody to blame but myself.

Sometimes I sleep in late when I should be out there watering the seeds. :sleeping:

johnsonslawnmanagement
04-25-2011, 11:47 PM
Sounds like somebody needs an irrigation system
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Squirter
04-26-2011, 08:39 AM
how about another alarm clock? probably cheaper than the irrigation system...but there's the dreaded snooze button to consider. hmmm!