The soil temperature #TurfHack works again
Also zoysia planting and some beautiful tropical birds
Last year I wrote about a soil temperature turfhack. The soil temperature is almost always between the day’s high and low temperature.
I was at Bangsai Country Club last week to plant some manilagrass (Zoysia matrella) for a grow-in experiment. I measured the soil temperature at a 5 cm depth right after planting, and sure enough, it was right in the range predicted by the #TurfHack.
With these tropical temperatures, I expect this manilagrass to grow in about as fast as it possibly can—the growth certainly won’t be limited by temperatures. I’ll be monitoring the coverage with some type of digital image analysis. For now I’ve been using Canopeo.
By the way, if you are ever out at Bangsai, it’s a great place to see birds. This is the Asian golden weaver.