I realize this is an (uneducated) funny question ... but ... I am
Over the winter, I didn't cut my grass so it now looks like this:
Those things on the end of the stalks must be grass seeds, right?
But, if they are, how come they don't 'look' like the grass seeds that I
purchase from the store (tall fescue)?
A related question is whether or not it's a good idea to let that grass
grow that tall so that it reseeds the lawn all by itself.
Note: I realize these are confused questions ... as I'm confused because
it seems to me that what is on the ends of those stalks must be seeds but
it doesn't look like the stuff I buy in the store. What am I missing?
Depends on whether it's an annual or not--if it is (and it looks very
much like one of the wild annuals we have here from the seed head but
not clear enough picture to tell for certain) it will indeed die after
seed matures (of course, it won't over-winter even if don't let it go to
seed, either in that case but...)
As for "confusing" it; it's far more confused by the endless cutting
than by going to seed...that's what it's _trying_ to do! :)
A couple other links on grasses...one more towards forage, but still
informational and slightly more technical than the other descriptive
mostly altho has a little more on nutrients, etc., and is pointed to the
On Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:04:42 +0000 (UTC), "Martin C."
After they are fully mature, if you break open (thresh) the pods, you
will get seeds like those you buy. How many will be viable, compared
to in commercial supply, I dunno.
If you let the lawn grow out like that and reseed, you'll get a ton of
other grasses and weeds along with the original.
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