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Old 08-02-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RigglePLC View Post
Good comments, Larry.
I understand that the grass seed takes in water (imbibes) for about 48 hours (if it is continually most) and then a tiny root comes out at night. If it can gain a tiny foothold in moist particles of soil before the hot sun dries it out next morning...the seed will take hold. A tiny green sprout will head straight up.
I don't believe a root will come out unless there are moist particles of soil... My understanding is that once the seed has metabolized all the water it needs,,, then it will react to the outside environment,,, via hormonal data,,, and germinate accordingly...

Ever notice that little puddles sometime germinate seed well in advance of the rest and sometimes remain void of greenery???
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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