Peas ‘n Beans

Discussion in 'Seed Starting / Propagation' started by Sjoerd, Mar 5, 2023.

  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    The first tuinbonen (broad beans) are up en masse.
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    In the greenhouse, the sugar snaps are also up. I am a happy camper.
     
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  3. Logan

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    Looking good Sjoerd
     
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    Ta Loggie. I feel all proud of myself. Well, of Nature more accurately.
     
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    Well done, Sojerd! Do you soak the seeds for a few hours in tepid water before planting? I have found I get quicker germination with peas, corn, beans, cucumbers, and squash seeds if I let them sit in tepid water overnight. Of course, I'm not starting them inside, but direct planting in the garden soil.
     



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    Your welcome Sjoerd
     
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    Really nice starts. Soon they will need planting out in your garden.
     
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    Jane— I have done, but not this time. Funny you ask that, because as soon as they were planted ans watered-in, I looked at her and said, “We could have soaked the boys last night”.
    I envy you that you can plant them outside directly. You see, I have a bit of a vole problem here. Gurrrrrrrr.

    Thanks Pac, BTW— all oké with you guys.
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    Congratulations! That is very exciting!. Sjoerd...what is that on top? rocks?
     
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    Mel , that stuff on top is vermiculite.
     
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    I've only ever seen that as an additive in potting soil. Do you find that it helps your seed starts?
     
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    Right you are Mel— some folks use it like perlite, stirred through the basis medium. Good for drainage, right?
    I use a thin layer on top to hold the moisture bit longer so that the medium does not dry out right at the crucial moment of the germination. So then plainly put, I do not use it for drainage, rather to hold / prolong moisture.

    It is a bit like splitting hairs, but it is the way I do my germination each year. I do find that it helps for my purposes. Otherwise I wouldn’t do it, right. Cackle.
     
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    Thank you for exlaining that. And.....( deep sighhhhhh) ....look at the lovely green grass behind the happy seed starts. It is a good day, eh Sjoerd? :)
     
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    It was a good day alright. The grass on the lawn and dike is like that all winter. It keeps me in a good mood.
     
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    I forgot my peas outside and it was really cold in the night. They were just sending the roots out of the seed. I think they all froze. The ones that I planted directly in place are all coming up now.
     
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    Sjoerd i cover my snapdragon and wallflower seeds with vermiculite because it lets light in and it's lighter than compost for the seeds.
     
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