Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Funny how long seeds can survive in ground


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Flewster
Long Time User


Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Posts: 529
Location: Quenemo, KS

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have owned this place for 7 years. Satellite photos show that it has been grass since at least 1990. Anyway I have a couple spots that I plowed up and planted alfalfa and wheat in the past. This year I plowed up another acre of grass to plant some wheat in preparation to plant corn on next spring. Using the wheat as cover and grazing this winter. So I went and walked the field today and found a dang milo plant growing in it. Just one. I know I didnt plant it as this was seed wheat I saved from last year. It must have been in the ground and came up when I turned the soil over.
 
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
old
Tractor Guru


Joined: 12 Mar 2000
Posts: 56999
Location: Lake of the Ozarks area of MO

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have any body close by who has chickens??? If you do I almost bet a bird picked up some chicken feed and drop a milo seed out as it flew over your place
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Flewster
Long Time User


Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Posts: 529
Location: Quenemo, KS

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:26:30 10/27/12) You have any body close by who has chickens??? If you do I almost bet a bird picked up some chicken feed and drop a milo seed out as it flew over your place


As far as I know I am only one with chickens and I make my own mix of alfalfa, oats, wheat and Icelandic kelp...... I suppose that is possible but a bird would have to flown a long ways with it and just happened to drop it over my fresh plowed field.......possible I suppose
 
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
JMS./MN
Regular


Joined: 29 Aug 2011
Posts: 278


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Seeds can lie dormant in the ground for decades. Bought the second of three farms in '82....still see clover coming up, and I've never seeded that.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
ShadetreeRet
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jun 2011
Posts: 6233


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When we bought this place 35 years ago, no one had lived here for at least five years, so there was a lot of yard work to do. Next spring after some serious cleaning, up popped some of the prettiest petunias I have ever seen. But they only lasted that one year. Fast forward 25 years, had new septic system installed. Yep, you guessed it, more petunias! In several places. Lasted only one season though. Guess I'll just plow up the yard again next spring. LOL
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tom from Ontario
Regular


Joined: 01 Jun 2009
Posts: 188


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny how long seeds can survive in ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

See it around here time after time. neighbour took on a pasture farm that had not been worked since 1953. Planted oats and the mustard came up as thick as fur on a fox.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters