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Old February 18, 2017   #16
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Yes, we've had rain. The seeds are brand new... just got them back in December from Baker Creek.
Hmmm, that germination rate is poor and given your temps I'd guess you'd have better germination by now. Maybe you planted them too deep? Maybe contact Baker Creek, perhaps it is a bad lot of seed?
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Hmmm, that germination rate is poor and given your temps I'd guess you'd have better germination by now. Maybe you planted them too deep? Maybe contact Baker Creek, perhaps it is a bad lot of seed?
I know, right? Temps have swayed a lot, but I don't think that should have mattered.
I very well may have planted too deep..

Wonder if I should just re-sow?
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I know, right? Temps have swayed a lot, but I don't think that should have mattered.
I very well may have planted too deep..

Wonder if I should just re-sow?
Nothing to lose! Especially if your temps stay warm, they should be up in about 7 days. Don't go any more than 1/2" on top of the seeds and don't let them dry out!
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Nothing to lose! Especially if your temps stay warm, they should be up in about 7 days. Don't go any more than 1/2" on top of the seeds and don't let them dry out!
This thread got my thinking so I went out to check on the little things a few minutes ago and many more seeds are up. Maybe pushing 40%..

I think I may just leave things. Cornell University says spinach can take 3 weeks to emerge at 50 degree soil temp, and the soil was right at 50 when I planted.. maybe I'm on schedule. We'll see!
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This thread got my thinking so I went out to check on the little things a few minutes ago and many more seeds are up. Maybe pushing 40%..

I think I may just leave things. Cornell University says spinach can take 3 weeks to emerge at 50 degree soil temp, and the soil was right at 50 when I planted.. maybe I'm on schedule. We'll see!
early fog, high temps, and rain expected early this week, should have everything sprouting and budding out. i have better luck w/ spinach in the fall, by the time things are kicking the heat gets the crop in spring-summer.

"schedule?" good one my friend, probably have to cut the yard by the end of the week. life is what happens when you are making other plans. have fun ARgardner - we are in the same neck of the woods.
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I'm having trouble germinating Brussels sprouts and mache. I wonder if the days are just not quite long enough yet. I finally got a couple of Brussels sprouts to pop up but now they are limp and flopped over. I think they need a little more light.
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