I have 40 pots seeded with eggplants. I have 8 different types, 5 pots of
each. It's been~10 days, and right now 3 of the 8 types are at 100%
germination. IE 3 of the 8 varieties are all up, and none of the others have
come up. Are eggplants particular about germinating conditions? At what
point do I give up, try to figure out why they didn't come up, and reseed?
Give them another 7-10 days before you give up. Consider giving them
some more warmth if your soil temperature is less than ~70F (20C).
Is the seed fresher for the varieties that are sprouted than for those that
lag behind? Or was there a possible differential in temperature between
those that sprouted and those that haven't (yet)?
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
They are all in a big tub together, so there are no significant
environmental differences. The seeds came from various sources, but there is
nothing in common there except maybe the ones that are growing all come from
Thialand. Most of my seeds come from Baker Creek (rareseeds.com), and some
from Gurneys and Fields (which are the same seeds, btw).
Hybrid Lavendar Touch, Thailand. Henry Fields. Good germination.
Ping Tung, Thailand (I think). Baker Creek. Good germination.
Thai Long Green, Thailand, good germination.
Japanese White, Thai Yellow Egg, Black Champion (long purple/black
eggplants). Nothing yet. I'm not worried - I can reseed if I have to, so
I'll sit on it another week or so and wait. I've raised the temp in the room
they are in as it's been in the upper 60s, lower 70s, in here, so the soil
is probably borderline cold.
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