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What happened to them?

Posted by Myla | April 22, 2010 03:12am | Viewed 742 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on April 23, 2010 2:41pm

I planted vegetable seeds, but many of them did not come up. What happened to them?


MariaBBB

April 23, 2010 2:41pm

This could have been caused by some insects such as mole crickets could have eaten the seeds. When tunnels from these insects are seen, a pesticide bait, granule or liquid can be used for control.

Seeds planted too deep may germinate but may not have enough food reserves to make it to the soil surface. A general rule of thumb is to never plant a seed deeper than twice its width.

Too much water could have rotted the seeds or aggravated soil-borne diseases which killed the seedlings.

Or a dry period could have caused the developing seedlings to die.

Also, the seeds may be too old. Always use fresh seed. Check the viability date on your seed packets

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