too cold for seed?

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Old 04-01-19, 08:16 AM
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too cold for seed?

I live in Central NJ- Temps are basically in 50's- 60's during day and 30's at night- Too cold to plant?
 
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Too cold to plant what?

In general it's still way to early to be planting any kind of seeds, it's the ground temp that is critical, not air temp.
 
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It all depends on what you are planting. Your too late for some, too early for others and then there are some things where now is a good planting time.
 
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yikes- it must be Monday--- Grass seed- I have kentucky bluegrass seed
 
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Should be fine to plant grass seed, it's not as fussy as some other types of seed when it comes to temperature.
 
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I would plant as soon as you can. Grass seed is planted very shallow or left on the surface so it warms quickly. You'll get some growth, albeit slow even with these cool spring days and cold nights. More importantly we could be on the verge of the weather patterns changing bringing more spring like temperatures. The nice thing is the seed will wait until conditions are right. The only drawback to planting early is wind or water washing away the seeds and birds eating it.
 
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Old 04-01-19, 04:34 PM
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Kentucky Bluegrass Seed ( a cool season grass) grows when soil temps are 50-65 degrees.

Your air temps are even up there, ground is even less, give it a few weeks!
 
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