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Fescue from seed

Posted by grassyfields 6A-NY (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 3, 12 at 12:11

I'm trying Blue Fescue-festuca glauca from seed from '09. I surface sowed on March 23, 2012, covered w/thin layer of sand; don't see anything yet. Soil is moist, clean seed starting mix.

When can I expect germination?

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RE: Fescue from seed

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 3, 12 at 13:07

14 - 21 days @ 68F

RE: Fescue from seed

Thanks! So I should be ok with 2009 seeds?

RE: Fescue from seed

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 4, 12 at 13:22

Yes, the seed is said to be viable 6-7 years (stored dry, not exposed to moisture or wildly fluctuating temps), although I haven't stored it that long myself...You could possibly get a lower percentage germination with 3 yr old seed but you should have sprouts - and most of us tend to sow more than we need anyway :).

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