Posted: 04/06/2015 at 22:34
Is anybody else suffering low germination rates of seeds this year especially beans?
French and Runner Bean seeds this year especially bad.
I have always waited and planted my bean seeds straight into the ground and I get a near 100% success rate.
This year only 10 to 20% of both my French & Runner beans have germinated. I planted what I have left in pots in the green house and I've suffered the same loss.
Other seeds sown into the ground, Parsnips, Carrots and Chard not doing very well either this year, low germination rate and not moving on very well.
And yet the Radish are the best ever, the Onions are doing well, in fact everything else is doing very well, oh except the Croquettes, still looking a little yellow but quite normal for now.
Oh the Sweet Corn seeds are an almost total disaster, 30 seeds and I only have 2 plants! All the seeds were full of worms even though they were supposed to be coated with a special coating to give 100% success!
The Broad Beans have all germinated but the plants are half there normal size but laden heavily with flowers.