Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Today's Harvest
by yolos Today at 4:53 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 4:21 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 4:18 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Today at 4:04 pm

» Growing Romanesco Broccoli
by sfg4uKim Today at 3:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Today at 3:29 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:21 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Today at 12:59 am

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:02 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll Yesterday at 2:47 pm

» My early garden
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:03 am

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR 7/23/2017, 10:19 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by RoOsTeR 7/23/2017, 1:05 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals 7/23/2017, 11:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea 7/22/2017, 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:43 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 11:51 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Replant bush bean seeds?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Replant bush bean seeds?

Post  squaredeal on 5/22/2012, 7:18 pm

I bought fresh bean seeds this year and planted them. They advertise 90% germination, but I'm getting something closer to 70%. Should I replant the empty spaces now or wait and do a second crop later? With corn, Mel says not to do that (and I did last year and can see why you shouldn't). BTW they sprouted very quickly.
avatar
squaredeal

Female Posts : 192
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Indianapolis=6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Replant bush bean seeds?

Post  givvmistamps on 5/22/2012, 8:30 pm

How long has it been since you planted the seeds, and how long since they started sprouting? I found that there was almost a week between when my first sprouts came up and when the last ones did. I guess this is why Mel recommends planting a couple seeds per spot, then snipping the extras out (even though it always kills me to do that).
avatar
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 46
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Replant bush bean seeds?

Post  rod champion on 5/23/2012, 9:29 am

@squaredeal wrote:I bought fresh bean seeds this year and planted them. They advertise 90% germination, but I'm getting something closer to 70%. Should I replant the empty spaces now or wait and do a second crop later? With corn, Mel says not to do that (and I did last year and can see why you shouldn't). BTW they sprouted very quickly.

square- did you plant too deep?

rod champion

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 67
Location : Piedmont NC

View user profile http://www.southholstonriverflyshop.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Replant bush bean seeds?

Post  quiltbea on 5/23/2012, 10:55 am

Maybe you just need to wait a little longer. I planted both Marvel bush peas and Nickel Filet bush beans on the same day, May 6. The Marvels are sprouting nicely but the Nickels have me worried. Today I found only 2 Nickels had sprouted, out of 3 squares. I checked the package directions and it does state they should be planted in 60* or warmer soil and mine was only in the low 50s. I'm thinking I tried to rush things. If they don't sprout by next weekend, I'll reseed the squares and cross my fingers.



Marvel peas on 5/19 are already sprouting.



Nickel filets on 5/19, none sprouting except some weeds starting to grow.



A nickel sprout today, 5/23, one of only 2. Yippee. Try waiting a few more days.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4683
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Replant bush bean seeds?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum