Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie Today at 10:04 am

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by AtlantaMarie Today at 10:02 am

» Coffee Substitute?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 10:00 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 10:00 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:31 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid Today at 7:27 am

» Worm bin?
by robert1938 Today at 6:47 am

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Today at 3:04 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 12:08 am

» Biochar?
by sanderson Today at 12:00 am

» Mels book
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by LizDTM Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:20 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:16 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:34 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB Yesterday at 7:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Yesterday at 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:54 pm

» Helpful Beetles
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:45 pm

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:41 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson 10/19/2017, 7:36 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 10/19/2017, 7:29 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 10/19/2017, 7:19 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by SQWIB 10/19/2017, 5:31 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 11:23 am

» How much room for Tromboncino zucchini?
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 11:08 am

» Thumbs Up????
by sanderson 10/19/2017, 10:03 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Seeding before days of rain

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Seeding before days of rain

Post  OntarioGardener on 5/12/2011, 9:09 am

Morning. I was hoping to get some seeding done tonight after work. We are expecting rain for the next 3 days though. Is it wise to plant tonight or should I wait a few days? Thanks.

OntarioGardener

Posts : 49
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Southern Ontario

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeding before days of rain

Post  milaneyjane on 5/12/2011, 11:47 am

Personally, I like to plant seeds before it rains.....just did last night. I don't do it if we are supposed to get lots of heavy rains though and risk them washing away. It keeps the seeds moist for germinating. Good luck!
avatar
milaneyjane

Posts : 420
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeding before days of rain

Post  GreenBlueberry on 5/12/2011, 3:23 pm

If it's going to be a huge storm, or if it going to be raining constantly for 3 or more days, I wait. My first planting this year was washed away because I planted and that very night it rained. I had to start all over 1.5 weeks later when I realized nothing was germinating.
avatar
GreenBlueberry

Female Posts : 88
Join date : 2011-04-07
Location : Georgia, USA, Zone 7b (Middle South)

View user profile http://www.tableclothsandsporks.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeding before days of rain

Post  OntarioGardener on 5/12/2011, 3:41 pm

Looks like it will be light showers and chances of thunderstoroms over the next couple of days. I think I will take my chances. If it gets heavier I will cover my box with cloth to lesson the impact of the rain. Thanks for the input.

OntarioGardener

Posts : 49
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Southern Ontario

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeding before days of rain

Post  Old Hippie on 5/13/2011, 11:13 pm

Were you able to get some planting done? Did you get much rain? We had three days straight of rain this week. It did not stop at all. Yesterday morning though, they had that awful "S" word at the higher elevations here. I love living down in the valley in the smog! LOL!

I will often plant if it is going to rain. Saves me watering the seeds and keeps them from drying out too much. Sometimes I even plant IN the rain if it is not raining too hard or is not really windy. Just have to keep the other packets of seeds dry.

I had hoped to get the potatoes planted earlier this week but it was just way too wet. If it doesn't rain again tonight or tomorrow, I will do them when I get home from work. Today would have been a good day to do it, but this working for a living SUCKS! It cuts into my gardening time!! My job is so physical that a lot days, by the time I get home I am bagged. This week has been super busy so I haven't got the planting done that I had hoped too.

Best of luck.

Gwynn
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeding before days of rain

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum