What time of the day do fescue seeds germinate?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Merkava_4, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm thinking they germinate at nighttime. They wouldn't germinate in the middle of the afternoon, would they? ;)
     
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  2. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    At exactly 9:61...ha
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  3. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
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    9:61 pm. ;)
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  4. Squirter

    Squirter LawnSite Member
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    heck, even i know this answer and i'm just a dumb ole homeowner. fescue seeds germinate at dawn...unless there has been a full moon.
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fescue doesn't germinate it hatches... Was that 9:61 central DST or Pacific time? I always thought they hatch during Oprah... or the View with all the additional fertilizer at that time...
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    The tiny root probably comes out at night when its is humid, and tries to get a grip in the moist soil before the sun comes up in the morning. If the new seed dries out from the sun, before the root begins to absorb moisture, using root hairs,it dies.
     
  7. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
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    Greenwich mean time. But only after the spring equinox in every odd year between leap years which usually lands on a Thursday right before the nightcrawler spawns
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  8. Squirter

    Squirter LawnSite Member
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    the better question is WHY would anybody want to know the time of day fescue seeds germinate????????????????????

    inquiring minds want to know...
     
  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Because if they germinate in the morning after the sun comes up, I'm screwed. [​IMG]

    I don't always get out there to water them until the afternoon.
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very odd????
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