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Invisiblealtarego
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Mexicana/Grass seed question
    #458278 - 11/14/01 05:49 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

Does anyone out there with Mexicana/Tampanensis expertise have anything to say about what kind of grass seed works best?

Is perennial rye the best/only to use? Do other rye grasses work as well?

How about where to find organic or untreated seed?

Thanks,
AE


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Re: Mexicana/Grass seed question [Re: altarego]
    #458400 - 11/14/01 07:26 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

I found untreated rye grass seed at a local garden shop. They just have the stuff in bins.
If you're unsure if you have the right kind, just mix the rye grass seed w/ some verm/brf. The verm will help with moisture retention since rye grass seed doesn't retain very well.


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Re: Mexicana/Grass seed question [Re: altarego]
    #458508 - 11/14/01 09:02 PM (15 years, 24 days ago)

All grass seed seems to be about the same regarding its use as a substrate. Annual rye grass is recommended because it is the cheapest available and is usually untreated. Perrenial rye grass seed is more expensive.


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Re: Mexicana/Grass seed question [Re: Workman]
    #461138 - 11/16/01 03:05 AM (15 years, 23 days ago)

im using lolium perenne ....and i pay for 25kg something like USD40,-...in my local gardenstore.....thats heaps....i worked nearly a year with it....depends what you are upto...

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Re: Mexicana/Grass seed question [Re: altarego]
    #461955 - 11/18/01 06:57 AM (15 years, 21 days ago)

I wouldn't be afraid of trying it on any similar grass seed.
This is a multi spore mexicana culture on various seed:
62% Perennial ryegrass
17% Kentuckey Bluegrass
16% Creeping red fescue

I got a big ol 15 lbs bag of this Scotts mix for $20(US), just look around at garden or hardware supply stores, make sure its not treated with fungicide, it should say on the bag if it is.


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