Sowing dates and Rainfall

This chart plots the rainfall for the germination and seedling stages of the plants. Each red line indicates a sowing date (10th Oct, 26th Oct, 2nd Jan, 13th Feb, 12th Mar). The best performing sowing dates (in terms of number of flowers) were January and February. It’s possible that the lower rainfall after sowing contributed to stronger plants. In particular, both October sowings had to contend with almost constant daily rain for the 2 months following their sowing. However, it’s difficult to draw any significant conclusions from this data.

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