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Post  squaredeal 5/22/2012, 7:18 pm

I bought fresh bean seeds this year and planted them. They advertise 90% germination, but I'm getting something closer to 70%. Should I replant the empty spaces now or wait and do a second crop later? With corn, Mel says not to do that (and I did last year and can see why you shouldn't). BTW they sprouted very quickly.
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Post  givvmistamps 5/22/2012, 8:30 pm

How long has it been since you planted the seeds, and how long since they started sprouting? I found that there was almost a week between when my first sprouts came up and when the last ones did. I guess this is why Mel recommends planting a couple seeds per spot, then snipping the extras out (even though it always kills me to do that).
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Post  rod champion 5/23/2012, 9:29 am

squaredeal wrote:I bought fresh bean seeds this year and planted them. They advertise 90% germination, but I'm getting something closer to 70%. Should I replant the empty spaces now or wait and do a second crop later? With corn, Mel says not to do that (and I did last year and can see why you shouldn't). BTW they sprouted very quickly.

square- did you plant too deep?
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Post  quiltbea 5/23/2012, 10:55 am

Maybe you just need to wait a little longer. I planted both Marvel bush peas and Nickel Filet bush beans on the same day, May 6. The Marvels are sprouting nicely but the Nickels have me worried. Today I found only 2 Nickels had sprouted, out of 3 squares. I checked the package directions and it does state they should be planted in 60* or warmer soil and mine was only in the low 50s. I'm thinking I tried to rush things. If they don't sprout by next weekend, I'll reseed the squares and cross my fingers.

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Marvel peas on 5/19 are already sprouting.

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Nickel filets on 5/19, none sprouting except some weeds starting to grow.

Replant bush bean seeds? 05-23-10

A nickel sprout today, 5/23, one of only 2. Yippee. Try waiting a few more days.
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