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Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  prvrbs31gal on 1/23/2012, 12:57 pm

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?
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Re: Cole crops inhibiting seed germination?

Post  walshevak on 1/23/2012, 1:08 pm

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.

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Post  llama momma on 1/23/2012, 2:23 pm

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.
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