Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Frost Seeding

Last fall, I tore up part of a pasture to lay a drainage pipe. There is a spring that drains down a slope across the field. The water spreads out and formed a wide, marshy area. The 100 foot drainage pipe appears to have solved the problem.

I was left with a wide swath of mud this spring. Soon after the snow cleared, I seeded with a pasture mix (various grasses, clover, etc.). Now that it is warming up, there has been serious germination. It looks like "frost seeding" works!

Hopefully, this area will be ready for grazing before too long.

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