Seed watching

  • 8 Replies
  • 775 Views
*

New shoot

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Reading
  • 17184
Seed watching
« on: March 03, 2022, 20:20 »
Know this game?  It is like watching paint dry but with more angst.

You sow your seeds, tuck them up and then prowl about waiting for them to grow.  You find yourself gravitating towards the propagator, or checking the greenhouse every time you pass.  Really!  Is it likely they would have germinated in the time it took you to walk to the shop and back  ::)  :wacko:  :lol:

Ive got it bad this year but I am blaming the weather  ;)

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 55141
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 20:30 »
Yes, I've been playing the game for a few weeks now, some seeds are playing ball and some are refusing to play at all...Very frustrating  :mad:
I mean, on a level playing field (same propagator  ;)) why should 2 varieties of pepper want to play, and 2 others decide not to  :wacko:

Sigh...
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)
Diary comments
https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=56565.msg666947#msg666947

*

Lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • 8174
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2022, 21:32 »
I'm being very good this year and all of mine are still tucked up in their jiffy bag from premier seeds, although I could be tempted into sowing a few peppers.  ::)

*

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • 25487
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2022, 22:31 »
Resist the bad influencers around in this thread ...  :ohmy: :lol:
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

*

GraciesGran

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: East Sussex
  • 863
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2022, 07:11 »
So glad it's not just me.


*

Subversive_plot

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Athens, Georgia, USA
  • 1331
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2022, 01:58 »
With peppers at least, I find that seeds inside the container I use for chitting can, and do, sprout rapidly, once you start seeing the first one sprout. Sometimes I'll see only one sprouted at the start of a day, by late in the day it's a half dozen.
Gardening is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

*

GraciesGran

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: East Sussex
  • 863
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2022, 06:35 »
Last year I waited for a fortnight for some tomato seeds to emerge - nothing.  I sowed more, and as you'd expect they all germinated and I ended up giving plants away

The thing about gardening is you can't win!

*

jezza

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 1452
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2022, 07:19 »
Hello if you can ever get into a wholesale plant producers ask if you can see their propagation units,its amazing the wholesaler I visit has  small shipping containers set up ad propagates with shelves in ,each holds 1.4 million seed modules ,last time I was there they were opening them  the modules were green over apart from one seed with germinated seedlings ,seed was put in at 4pm at 65 degrees and seedlings taken out at 9am the following morning    a trick of the trade put your seed in a fridge over night some might need stratification others scarifiing     jezza

*

MrsPea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: West Sussex
  • 1380
Re: Seed watching
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2022, 14:45 »
I'm having trouble with my beetroot seeds i planted in moduals and put them in propergator a few weeks ago
looked today very poor show only a few germinated so i'll have to do more later, i've never had a problem with them before they weren't pld seeds either.  :)
I Love my green house



xx
Just watching...

Started by Growster... on Chatting on the Plot

2 Replies
401 Views
Last post November 24, 2021, 10:03
by Growster...
xx
Were they watching ....

Started by mrs bouquet on Chatting on the Plot

3 Replies
696 Views
Last post February 12, 2019, 12:40
by mrs bouquet
xx
What DVDs have you been watching lately?

Started by Goosegirl on Chatting on the Plot

11 Replies
845 Views
Last post June 02, 2020, 20:08
by wighty
xx
seed V plugs

Started by rowlandwells on Chatting on the Plot

7 Replies
2339 Views
Last post April 29, 2018, 17:12
by sunshineband
 

Page created in 0.11 seconds with 43 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |