Why wont peas grow in my propagator?

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ritadaisy

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« on: April 29, 2008, 19:52 »
I have tried a variety of peas and beans in propagators. They seem to have rotted straight away.

The ones I grew under cloches did not come up or were eaten by something.. already!!!

The seeds are fresh.

Can anyone help a frustrated pea gardener?
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God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.

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compostqueen

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 19:57 »
they like cool conditions so you won't need a propagator or any heat at all

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 19:58 »
Hi Rita & welcome.

Peas are designed to grow outside. Looks like it was too warm in the propagator - not everything likes them!

Try some in a tray outside or in a cold frame etc. It'll be easier to keep the slugs off.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 19:59 »
Do be guided by the wording on the seed packet. It's usually specific and detailed. So if you follow it you should be fine  :D

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ritadaisy

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 20:00 »
wow that was a fast response.
Thanks all.
It was driving me nuts!

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compostqueen

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 20:02 »
they can take a few days to germinate as they are quite tough  :D

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 20:04 »
Pre soak them for a few hours before planting, they should sprout after a couple of days then.
Gardening with intent to cultivate.

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 20:24 »
Just stick mine straight in without soaking, have some germinating at the moment :)

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 20:42 »
I soaked some for a coupple of hours on saturday and stuck them in a tray, the first ones are already up.

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ritadaisy

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 21:58 »
great ideas.
Does the soaking work with sweet pea flower seeds too?

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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 22:59 »
treat 'em mean and they'll come up....... planted my peas ages ago straight outside (as itsays on the packet!) and voila they up and away....
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Why wont peas grow in my propagator?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 07:08 »
I never soak.

Got 2 x 32' rows of 'Kelvedon Wonder' sown 3 weeks ago looking really lush - about 2" high & a further two rows sown a week ago just emerging.


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