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#6458988 - 09/19/16 03:26 PM Rain last Friday Plant next Sat?
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Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 304
Loc: Dallas, Tx
So I got about 2 inches of rain last Friday, I had planned on planting my winter food plots this coming Saturday. Now I am wondering if that is a good plan or not. I am concerned that there will be enough residual moisture to cause the seeds to sprout and then it won't rain again for another month and everything will die.

I am not a farmer, most years it is bone dry when I plant.

#6459042 - 09/19/16 03:56 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 01/20/10
Posts: 3205
Loc: Canton, Tx
I'm in the same predicament!!!!
Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge

#6459071 - 09/19/16 04:19 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 345
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
Where are you planting? Supposed to rain all weekend at our place out west.

#6459088 - 09/19/16 04:31 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3747
Loc: texas
Id say plant now and take the risk of them burnin up or you may end up not getting anything in the ground or to sprout if you wait to long
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?

#6459227 - 09/19/16 05:51 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Drilling my wheat in next Monday, if it stays dry.
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#6459261 - 09/19/16 06:11 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I'm planting next weekend. Don't have a choice because of limited time on the weekends. Just going to plant and pray.....just like always.
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#6459459 - 09/19/16 07:54 PM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I planted Saturday last, I also had a 2" rain 3 days or so prior, I think if the roots can get down a few inches in 14 days, I should be good and there is good moisture from that rain still under the surface (here). High humidity and heavy dew at night has helped I believe as well.

If you only have the weekends to work and can't really time it right before predicted rain, I think I would roll the dice, if it is semi dry, you probably wont see full germination until a good rain anyway, but one thing is certain, you wont get anything if it isn't in the dirt! (except for the ones that seem to sprout on my tractor after a few days roflmao
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#6460041 - 09/20/16 09:50 AM Re: Rain last Friday Plant next Sat? [Re: HogBranch]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
shredded very short last weekend, plowing & planting this coming Friday and keeping fingers crossed for rain.
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