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Old 10-03-2012, 04:21 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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I put down some seed yesterday, with no irrigation and little hope for rain, but it is in a thick layer of compost... if we get rain then it may germinate and dehydrate over winter, and I may have to add more seed with the first snow storm... the biggest issue is that the compost is down now and I expect these trouble spots to shine next year...

BTW, I wouldn't wait till February to put seed down in that a greater amount of stratification occurs, the longer they are out in the weather and the quicker the response time in the Spring... In fact, I'm becoming suspicious that seed may even be germinating under the snow cover as light begins to get through... that is only a supposition at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised to see new seed immediately after snow melt...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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