Posted 4/15/2019 11:42 (#7440733 - in reply to #7440456) Subject: RE: Plant early plant often
Orfarmer - 4/15/2019 09:02 I have seen many times a field went in "by the book" in perfect conditions and then a cold wet front comes through. I think planting is more like Wayne Gretzky hockey. You want to go where the puck is heading, not where it's at.
Bingo. More times I've seen the first and last stuff planted turn out to be great stands- but somewhere in the middle on a prime textbook day like say May 2 you're out planting in the sunshine and it's 84 degrees and then you get 4 inches of cold rain that shocks the seed and you end up with junk.