05-08-2013 06:11 AM
If accuweather forecast for the rest of May is correct I'm screwed. Nothing planted. Less than 10% planted in this area, Southeast of Iowa City. 6.5 more inches . Had 11.5 inches already. Never get dry enough between rains. Hope they have lot of Liberty bean seed somewhere.
05-08-2013 06:21 AM
WCW that much snow really changes things. Cools the ground and makes it greasy, Need to be patient with planting, or you'll compound your problems. We missed the snow last week but raining this morning, in S.Dak
05-08-2013 08:46 AM
Teaspoon, I'm planning on checking soil temp today. It's just starting to dry out nicely and now we have rain forcast for this afternoon through tomorrow. That'll remove any glimmer of hope we have regarding planting.
05-08-2013 11:35 AM
Dried out enough by 4pm yesterday to roll out the planter for a few hours before the next .05" chased me out. Will try again today, sun's out and could be rolling in a little bit. Started planting corn last Wednesday and the first couple fields should be up just in time for Monday's scattered frost.
05-08-2013 02:33 PM
Planters started to wake up around here about 2 pm , some moveing to dryer fields --- then guess what ?? we got dumped on at 2:30 ,
Mine was still to wet but wetter now , dam it ! i was going to mow the yard forthe uptenth time and have to wait for it to dry now --lol