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Old 12-28-2013, 10:37 PM
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Seed on snow

I sowed grass on top 6 inches of snow...over bare garden soil. It was similar to last year's test which was over snow, but in containers outside. Seed was sowed on December 28, 2013, and the temperature was 45 degrees during a brief warm spell. Weather prediction was for temperatures to fall to about 2 degrees F in the next 48 hours, with more snow. The irregular surface of the snow which had melted and thawed slightly caused some unevenness in seed distribution. Seed was Pennington Smart Seed from Home Depot--no doubt blended for Midwest conditions. It is high in perennial rye, and fine fescue. Snow--so no soil preparation. The plot was on bare soil in a garden. It was 13 inches square. I am reserving two similar plots seeded in December on bare soil, before snow, for crabgrass control tests next May.

Anyone care to predict what will happen?
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