Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Today at 3:28 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:21 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 2:56 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 2:00 am

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by sanderson Today at 1:53 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 1:04 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Today at 12:49 am

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:34 pm

» EMT Clips
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  prvrbs31gal on 1/23/2012, 7:57 am

I just read a blurb somewhere about cole crops leaving behind a chemical in the soil that inhibits seed germination. Apparently, this chemical is gone after a season, but...

I have cabbage and broccoli still growing in one bed, and my plan was to plant my peas and radishes in that spot in a few weeks.

Since I've never read this anywhere else, I'm wondering if there's anything to it or if I should just plant as planned.

Anyone here have any thoughts?

prvrbs31gal

Posts : 12
Join date : 2012-01-13
Location : Hampton Roads, VA 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  walshevak on 1/23/2012, 8:08 am

I don't know anything about it, and radishes are such tiny seeds to deal with, but if this is true, peas can be spouted before planting. I just received some "sprouted" key lime seeds from a nursery. Just had to get them in soil (cups of MM) right away. They came packed in a small plastic baggie wrapped in a wet paper towel.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4327
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  llama momma on 1/23/2012, 9:23 am

Personal and limited experience - my first sfg was 2010 Fall planting. It was stuffed with mostly cole crops. The following Spring, summer and fall I planted lots of other stuff with very good results.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:05 am


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