Challenge of poor herb germination
I planted a variety of herbs a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, hardly any of them came up.
A packet of broad-leafed sage produced a single large plant.
Cinnamon basil was slow to sprout, but produced several tiny plants.
Orange thyme doesn't seem to have sprouted at all. I was disappointed at the tiny size of the seeds and the small number of seeds in the packet.
Even herbs that have done well here in past years don't appear to have sprouted. That includes curly leaf parsley and elephant dill.
Boston Pickling cucumbers also refused to sprout, though another cucumber variety did just fine in a different bed.
Tall telephone peas had low initial germination rates, so I reseeded, and the second wave appears to be doing okay.
I will replant the ones for which I have seed remaining, and cross my fingers. :-)
Weather, water, who knows?
Has anyone else had unusually poor germination this year?
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