Would you sow outdoor seeds in dry sunny weather or wait until the rain comes?
Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
I think I know the answer but would like to hear your views. We have three patches to sow with seed. One is grass seed on a large repair in the lawn, and other two are wild flower seeds all on prepared patches. Assuming the temperature stays at around 10 - 14 degrees over the next week or two, would you sow the seed when the weather is warm, sunny and dry or wait for wetter weather? I am just thinking of the daily hose watering we will have to do if the weather stays warm and dry, compared with the perhaps windy, damp weather that may occur next week or even longer. The lawn repair.One of the wild flower areas - I have already planted some home grown plugs over the past few months. Our local forecast says there will be no rain for at least 7 days.
"You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
You'd have to water at some point anyway, if you don't get some regular rain, and it depends on the temps as to how quickly it germinates. It could take a few weeks.
For the plugs, you'd be watering a little as you put each one in, so it probably doesn't matter quite so much. If you do them in a few days time, they should be fine until the rain comes, if it's due within the week.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
In the sticks near Peterborough