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Berkshire Boy

  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
When to seed
« on: March 17, 2012, 12:16:54 pm »
I am harrowing and fetilizing my 2 fields today,when can I seed it. Do I need to wait or can I sow as soon as ive Fertilized. I am only over seeding a very patchy field.
Everyone makes mistakes as the Dalek said climbing off the dustbin.

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: When to seed
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 11:21:11 pm »
Hi, I am no expert and hopefully someone with more years experience than me will be a long soon. I believe you can seed straight away and probably the sooner the better as many people recommend fertilising about 6 -8 weeks after overseeding not prior to. Fertilising prior to overseeding can cause the existing grass and any weeds to spurt on and reduce the room for new seed to come through. So get the seed on as soon as possible which I believe is straight away. Good luck, we are just about to overseed.  :thumbsup:

Berkshire Boy

  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
Re: When to seed
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 08:44:54 am »
Thanks Miss Piggy,
As usual I do things the wrong way round but I will know better next time. It is all seeded now all I need is some rain not something you usually say in Wales.
Everyone makes mistakes as the Dalek said climbing off the dustbin.

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: When to seed
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 09:01:45 am »
Seeds generally germinate when the ground temperature (not surface temp) gets to 5 degC which it will have done in Pembrokeshire.
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