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Late Sprouting or Lost Seed?

Post  WriterCPA on 5/29/2013, 4:02 pm

I am in zone 7 in Maryland an hour south of the PA line, so sometimes things can be a bit like zone 6. I have been planting in succession since the end of April. (I have 6 4x4 gardens).

Fungus is always an issue for me, so I applied copper fungicide to kill of any spores before planting. (My indoor sprouts were wiped out in a day by damping off -- (never had this happen before) and other house plants have shown signs of problems -- more copper.)

Things seem normal for my successive plantings of lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes, marigolds, pole beans, and spinach. But where are my carrots, swiss chard and basil?

I have only seen one or two carrots in each square appear FINALLY this week. The basil and swiss chard are still AWOL. I had bird netting over the plots to keep my feathered friends at bay and sprinkled Sluggo on the perimeter when the slugs went after my bush beans and turnips.

Did a fungus get my carrots, etc? Should I replant the carrots and basil and swiss chard? Wait a few more days now that temps are in the 90's (we've had a cool spring?) Leave the spots empty and just plan to use them for fall plantings in August? Shocked


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Re: Late Sprouting or Lost Seed?

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/29/2013, 4:08 pm

@WriterCPA wrote:
I have only seen one or two carrots in each square appear FINALLY this week.


I'm having the same issue. First they grew and something ate them down to nubbins. So I replanted and covered with chicken wire thinking it was a rabbit. Now there's only one or 2 sprouts in each square and it's been over a month. I'm giving up and planting lettuce.


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Warm Weather Doing the Trick

Post  WriterCPA on 5/30/2013, 8:11 pm

We're in our second day of 90 degree heat and my carrots are popping up. Looks like the Swiss chard and basil are sending up some shoots, but I don't know their seedlings as well. Based on the pattern, those should be veggies and not weeds. I guess I'll know in a few days.

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Re: Late Sprouting or Lost Seed?

Post  mschaef on 5/31/2013, 10:36 am

I think that the seed hadn't sprouted yet due to the weather they tend to like the soil to be really warm to sprout. Just a thought. My carrots have yet to sprout as well, I have replanted them twice now but I think that they will sprout once the sun decided to show its face again. Its been rainy and icky out for about 2 weeks now.

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