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#6899303 - 09/26/17 09:05 AM plots planted, now what
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Got my plot planted in NTX on Saturday since the weather showed a 60% for Wednesday and 40% for thursday. Chances for Wed have gone to 20% but 50% for thurs. my soil was dry dry dry. I really hope we get this rain cause I spread a ton of fertilizer with my seed. If i dont get rain soon im worried my seed will get burned up
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#6899323 - 09/26/17 09:19 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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The seed won't burn up. When it gets rain it will come up. I have seen different birds and animals work a dormant plot pretty good, it is amazing what can be picked up even though is immediately below the surface but I suspect you will be fine.
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#6899339 - 09/26/17 09:27 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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I agree with Ranch Dog. Nothing to worry about at all.

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#6899382 - 09/26/17 10:01 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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IF you have hogs where you are...I'd be more worried about them. I've lost two smaller food plots to them already in the last few weeks (they love peas).

Having to replant.
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#6899785 - 09/26/17 02:44 PM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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annnndddddd now all chances of rain have been updated to 0%. how many gallons of water would it take to properly water 1/3acre?
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#6900521 - 09/27/17 08:30 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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a bunch ... LOL

they should be fine ... just wait on the next rain, those that don't get eaten by birds should come up when enough moisture comes from nature.
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#6900544 - 09/27/17 08:42 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
annnndddddd now all chances of rain have been updated to 0%. how many gallons of water would it take to properly water 1/3acre?



Here you go.
One inch is 1/12 feet so one acre of water 1 inch deep is


43560 1/12 = 3630 cubic feet of water.

In my dictionary I found that there are 231 cubic inches in an american gallon. A cubic foot is 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches and thus one cubic foot is


12 12 12 = 1728 cubic inches

so 3630 cubic feet is 3630 728 = 6272640 cubic inches. Thus the amount of water needed to cover one acre to a depth of 1 inch is


6272640/231 = 27154.3 gallons.


1 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 325851.4286 70 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 22809600
2 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 651702.8571 80 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 26068114.2857
3 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 977554.2857 90 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 29326628.5714
4 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1303405.7143 100 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142.8571
5 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1629257.1429 200 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 65170285.7143
6 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1955108.5714 300 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 97755428.5714
7 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2280960 400 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 130340571.429
8 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2606811.4286 500 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 162925714.286
9 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2932662.8571 600 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 195510857.143
10 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 3258514.2857 800 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 260681142.857
20 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 6517028.5714 900 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 293266285.714
30 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 9775542.8571 1,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 325851428.571
40 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 13034057.1429 10,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 3258514285.71
50 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 16292571.4286 100,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142857.1
60 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 19551085.7143 1,000,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142


Edited by hook_n_line (09/27/17 08:44 AM)
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#6900690 - 09/27/17 10:34 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: hook_n_line]
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
annnndddddd now all chances of rain have been updated to 0%. how many gallons of water would it take to properly water 1/3acre?



Here you go.
One inch is 1/12 feet so one acre of water 1 inch deep is


43560 1/12 = 3630 cubic feet of water.

In my dictionary I found that there are 231 cubic inches in an american gallon. A cubic foot is 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches and thus one cubic foot is


12 12 12 = 1728 cubic inches

so 3630 cubic feet is 3630 728 = 6272640 cubic inches. Thus the amount of water needed to cover one acre to a depth of 1 inch is


6272640/231 = 27154.3 gallons.


1 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 325851.4286 70 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 22809600
2 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 651702.8571 80 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 26068114.2857
3 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 977554.2857 90 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 29326628.5714
4 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1303405.7143 100 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142.8571
5 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1629257.1429 200 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 65170285.7143
6 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 1955108.5714 300 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 97755428.5714
7 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2280960 400 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 130340571.429
8 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2606811.4286 500 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 162925714.286
9 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 2932662.8571 600 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 195510857.143
10 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 3258514.2857 800 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 260681142.857
20 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 6517028.5714 900 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 293266285.714
30 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 9775542.8571 1,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 325851428.571
40 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 13034057.1429 10,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 3258514285.71
50 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 16292571.4286 100,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142857.1
60 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 19551085.7143 1,000,000 Acre-feet to Gallons (u.s. Fluid) = 32585142
Better buy a bigger water tote
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#6900728 - 09/27/17 11:04 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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hook_n_line, How many 16oz bottles will he need again? peep
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#6900730 - 09/27/17 11:05 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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more than fits in my Yeti. roflmao
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#6900735 - 09/27/17 11:08 AM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
Young Gun 12 Offline
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great, so I only need 9,002.4 gallons to water 1 inch over my 1/3 acre
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#6900849 - 09/27/17 12:02 PM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
hook_n_line, How many 16oz bottles will he need again? peep


There are 8(eight) 16 oz bottles in a gallon of water. So just multiply whatever number you get times 8 and that gives us 72,000 bottles of water to give his 1/3 acre plot an inch of water....

OK taking this a step further, there are 40 bottles in a normal package of bottled water at sams club, and at 2.99 per package that would amount to 5400 bucks (72,000/40=1800 x 3= 5400), but more importantly it is 1800 packages of water, and given a maximum cargo weight of a typical pickup around 1750#, and with each package weighing 44 lbs (approx.), that would mean approx. 45 trips to and from just to deliver without a trailer (1800*44= 79200/1750= 45). Gas killer!

Yeah, that's the reason we don't do water bottle sprinkler systems, because of the gas savings bang


Edited by Texas buckeye (09/27/17 12:03 PM)

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#6900871 - 09/27/17 12:10 PM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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One thing I have noticed is you can water plants with a hose and it will do ok but rain will really make a difference. There must be something extra in rain water that plants and grass really like.
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#6900882 - 09/27/17 12:15 PM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
One thing I have noticed is you can water plants with a hose and it will do ok but rain will really make a difference. There must be something extra in rain water that plants and grass really like.


Excellent observation. Even our well water doesn't produce the same results as rain water.
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#6900894 - 09/27/17 12:22 PM Re: plots planted, now what [Re: Young Gun 12]
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its the evenness of the rain that makes it better. Water from a hose or any other man source is uneven and the water penetration isn't going to be even across the root structure, so plants don't like it as much as rain.

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