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Old 04-02-2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RigglePLC View Post
You may recall I planted some crabgrass seed I collected from my daughter's lawn 2 years ago.
I planted it in containers of potting soil inside during the winter. We keep our house very cool; it is 68.3 at the moment.
After 6 weeks at 68 degrees, no crabrass germinated. When I moved the containers outside at 85 degrees germination was fine.

Maybe I can try it again this week.

Soil temp here is 35 under turf.
That is an excellent point...
It takes a long time for the CG to germinate in the "Hot Spots" of a lawn, and almost never in GOOD lawn,,, even though the soil temps are above 60 degrees for the entire summer...

There's a place for numbers and then there is a place for reality in the field...
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