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nick21
11-18-2012, 11:45 AM
I have had the stuff for almost 2 months but hurt my leg and Im just now able to do it. Is it too late or should I just sit on all the stuff until next year? We have frost in the AM but several days in the 50s.

RigglePLC
11-18-2012, 01:21 PM
Is the seed a high-quality tall fescue blend? I don't think it is too late...after all...in nature seed falls to the ground in fall and sprouts when conditions are right.

A neighbor of mine seeded with a perennial rye blend about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday it had sprouted and was about 3/4 inch tall. Very slow response, but it came up just fine.

A few days above 50 with good soil moisture should bring it up. It will be slow. Won't be too tall. Plant some inside for comparison. Keep it wet.

Smallaxe
11-19-2012, 10:26 AM
Here,,, we are preparing for Dormant Seeding, so if it isn't able to startup this year, it will establish by early Spring... At least that is true with cool-season grasses in this Zone... what are you planting???