An important part of many forage and hay blends. It does very well under cool, humid conditions and is quite at home on heavy soils. Well known for its resistance to both cold and drought. Timothy is best sown in spring or late summer. Sow at 13.4 kg per hectare (12 lb per acre).
How to Grow
Good seed to soil contact is required for any successful seeding. Begin with a finely prepared seedbed that is as free of weeds/debris as possible and firm with a stiff rake or roller. Timothy is sown between 6-12 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in early April to mid-May and again in early September. Late fall seeding from mid October until winter arrives (known as dormant seeding) generally ensures that no seed will germinate until spring as the soil is too cold. Spring’s warm rains and snow melt will be enough to initiate germination.