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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Seeds not germinating
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 16:17:20 -0700

One of the things we do to get earlier corn growing is to germinate it before planting.  We put it in some moist vermiculite in a container in a warm location (greenhouse) and when the seeds have roots about a half to one inch long then we plant them.  That way they don't rot in the soil because it is too cold.  You can plant a week or two earlier that way.  Of course you have to be careful not to break the roots when you plant them outside.
Western Washington
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Seeds not germinating

Jim,  The trouble is that we have been planting squash and cukes at the
normal time of year, and then planting again, and only then scratching our
heads and wondering what's wrong.  By now, the soil has warmed up.  We can
figure it out in retrospect, but it's too late to check the soil temp 3
weeks ago.  I remember a year though when I planted sweet corn, then it
turned chilly and rainy the first week of June.  I did get out the soil
thermometer that time, and realized my seeds were doomed.  I do use it most
years, but only when I am trying to hurry up and get things in early.  When
the calendar says the first of May, it's time to plant the warm season stuff
here.  The trouble is that May seems to have been later in arriving than the
calendar claimed.     Donna

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