Sound too good to be true? Well, frost seeding does have its limitations. For starters, you can only do it on well-drained soils. If your plot tends to puddle from snowmelt or spring rains forget about it. The excess moisture will kill the seed and you will be back where you started. Your only option there is to wait for the soil to drain and dry sufficiently for some form of light tillage that will support a traditional seeding. Know, too, that frost seedings typically germinate at a rate considerably lower than planting done with normal agricultural procedures. You can count on maybe 25-30% of a frost seeding to germinate and grow. So you have to spread 3x as much to get the same coverage; that's why it is ideal for repairing thin spots or adding a new forage to an existing stand. It's also a great way to plant log landings and skidder trails that have been torn up by foresters during the winter.