I planted seeds about a week ago, and today I noticed quite a few sprouts
from some of the rows and zero on the others. I know seeds germinate at
different rates, but when is it time to think that they just didn't
germinate or sprout? I know many factors can affect germination. Water,
temperature, depth. I did get quite a lot of sprouts, and even if half what
I planted in seeds and live plants matures, I'll have plenty to do.
Next year, hope to have a greenhouse built, and do from seeds with an
I keep a garden log of when things were planted, germinated, were picked,
etc. One major use is so I can look at a previous year and say, "Oh, those
Kentucky Wonders always take 8 or 9 days to show up; relax!"
It depends on moisture, temperature, variety, phase of the moon, alignment
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I planted 54 parsley seeds 4 weeks ago. Three seeds germinated within
a week then died, probably due to damping off else the intense heat of
the sun. This week I counted 47 seedlings. Folklore says you have to
be evil or wicked to be successful at germinating parsley, but you
really need patience more than anything else. Lavender seeds took
about 5-6 weeks.
Honestly, I never thought about it. I started letting plants like
chervil, and cilantro re-seed themselves, so it just seemed natural to
let the parsley do the same. I have to admit, that the soil in the
parsley pot doesn't look to good, kinda thick and viscous. I should
probably freshen it up with some alfalfa pellets. I'm in northern
California, and by "Heartland" standards, we have mild winters, and yes,
the pot stays out. My parsley that is permanently planted in the garden
is in flower now. I'll let you know if it re-seeds on it's own.
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