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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Seed Germination - Not the Best!


Boy, I am having lousy germination this year! I have reseeded each veggie several times. I finally bought a different bag of soil, thinking maybe the problem was the soil I was using.....now I wait and see if that has made a difference.

Here's what I have so far....


Cabbages.....




A bit of Basil coming up....



A few Echinacea.....


I had fairly good germination on the pepper....18 out of 24!

Overall, it's been a disappointing start to the gardening season. Oh well....I will keep seeding and keep my fingers crossed!
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6 comments:

Julia said...

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble with the seeds. Maybe they are getting too old?

You were right about my peas though, once the ground warmed up, they all germinated beautifully!!

Hang in there...

Mary said...

You're not alone with poor germination rates this year....yours look to be doing much better than many of mine!

Aunt Krissy said...

Are these your own seeds? I too would be bummed if I did all that work and nothing grew! Off with their heads!

Kara said...

Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Got drainage holes in the bottom of those cups?
I have a lot of seeds that haven't germinated either, but they are known for taking a ridiculously long time to germinate.

Edsumisu45 said...

Annie, I only planted cone flower and lavender seeds in Hoffman's Potting Soil. They are doing all right. My pepper and tomato seeds are at a neighbour's house, as I will be limited due to my cataract operation last Wednesday.

Before the operation, the weather outside of Boston was unseasonably warm, so I planted potatoes in Smart Pots containing a loam and compost mixture. I then covered them with a layer of straw to protect from the cold, which did return.

Snow peas in large containers are vibrant.

A neighbor gave me a clump of Chinese garlic chives, which I divided into four parts and planted them around the garden.

The garlic that I planted last October is doing great. You might remember that I planted 400 cloves and that will be my main crop this summer.

This will be an odd gardening season, as I won't return to the soil until June 1 or maybe later.

Good luck with your seeds and farm this year.

Eddie

Annie said...

Hi Julia, well a few of them might have been too old, but others were new or from last year....good to hear about the peas.

Kara, yup to the drainage holes! Mary, I redid a bunch with the new potting soil and I am having better germination with that, thank goodness....

Krissy, it's a combo of both my own and store bought...

Hi Eddie! I think your garden is going to do just fine this year, with all the help from your neighbours.

I hope you have a quick recovery at least you are finished now with the operations....