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Old March 15, 2018   #1
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It will be 2 weeks this Sat. That I planted Cubanelle pepper and nothing has sprouted yet. Package says germination 10 to 12 days Is it time to replant after this Sat., and if so can I just add seeds to the tray that has the old seeds that haven't yet come up? Or would you wait? My other tomato & pepper plantings are doing great, I don't plan on outdoor transplnting til at least the 3rd week of May
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Old March 15, 2018   #2
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often takes more than 2 weeks for peppers to germinate. keep them warm and wait a bit more. were your seeds fresh?
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They were packaged for 2018, so I'll wait a bit the temp in my grow box is 83 degrees the box is by a heat vent and my grow light is a CFL so it stays warm. So at what point would you reseed?
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If you are worried, you can try pregerminating some extras in paper towel just in case if you have plenty of seed. I would think you should have some up by day 21. You sowed in flats?
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I have found germinating peppers challenging. I often give up on them.. even some of my own seeds from last year didn,t germinate.
I guess i will get whatever i can from BBS.
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Old March 16, 2018   #6
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2 weeks at 83 degrees & not up yet is not a good sign.

I would try again, to be on the safe side.

Use a different pot or tray, not the same one. Avoid planting too deep & keeping the starting medium too wet.

Finally, packaged for 2018 doesn't necessarily mean they were harvested last year. They could be from 3 seasons ago & already near the end of their viability, particularly if purchased from a garden center seed rack.

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Well this morning I very gently pull the starting mix back on the 4 sections of the starter tray where I have the Cubanelle seeds planted, in the same 8 section starter tray the tomatoes up in the other 4 sections. I found the pepper seeds in the 4 sections of the tray all dormant, so I removed them and replanted with seeds I'm glad I didn't wait any longer hoping these sprout!

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Old March 22, 2018   #8
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Well what a difference, I re-seeded the Cubanelle and in only 4 days 3 of the 4 sections have come up!! I'm happy, the only thing I did different this time is soak the seeds 24hrs before planting. Yeah I'll remember that next time I start pepper seeds.
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Well what a difference, I re-seeded the Cubanelle and in only 4 days 3 of the 4 sections have come up!! I'm happy, the only thing I did different this time is soak the seeds 24hrs before planting. Yeah I'll remember that next time I start pepper seeds.
I did that too this year, and yes the difference was remarkable!
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2 of my cubanelle came up the last few days and I planted them the 25th of Feb.Yet my Scotch Bonnet came up in around 8 days.Both were on my heat mat at around 80 to 85 degrees.I have read that sweet peppers are easier to germinate than hot but mine were the opposite.
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