35 thoughts on “3 BIG REASONS YOUR GARDEN SEEDS MAY NOT BE GERMINATING!

  1. excellent. My fall corn popped up in 6 days, it's been 6 days since that and they are 2-3" tall with a few less that that. Does that seem about right?

  2. I agree with the seed germination problem…I’ve bought so much see from local home store … they germinate poorly. I’ll order from you. Thks

  3. I like the Jiffy brand seed starter mix. It’s screened really fine and holds moisture well. I wet it in bulk before I put it into cells. Also, after planting the seeds I use a spray bottle to make sure the starter soil is moist at the seed level. Biggest issue I have is soil temperature for optimum germination. I don’t use heat mats so I occasionally have poor germination but more so in the Spring.

  4. I totally agree with you. This has been our first year of starting our own plants and so far they are doing great. I have enjoyed so much. Green house is almost complete and then we really get busy. Thank you so much Travis for all the info you share to help us get started and doing things right!!!

  5. Man, you are preaching to the choir about germination rates! We’ve stopped buying from some companies because they started shipping junk too often. We recently found you thanks to Jason at Cog Hill Farm (too late for planting this year) but we have been looking through your store. Great video again.

  6. Travis, is that liquid shade I see on the poly on your hoop house ? I've been using it on my seven houses for years and I love it. It is easy to spray on in two or three coats. I don't use any extra adhesive in the shade and most will was off by the next spring. It also will make your poly last twice as long. I've got a couple houses where the poly is 10 to 15 years old. My fall greens are ready to go in the ground up here in Indiana. We are about 35 days from first frost and mine will go in ground in the hoop house.

  7. I see you're getting excellent germination on cool weather crop seeds. I know it must still be hot in south Georgia. My temps are in the mid 90s here in zone 6b/7a. I haven't started any cool season seeds yet because I thought the temperatures would be too hot for good germination. I got this idea from another website that shows germination rates for different seeds at different temperatures. Poor germination due to high temperatures doesn't seem to be a problem for you. You addressed growing medium temperatures being too low in this video, but what about too high?

  8. Good timing for this video… just received my Hoss seed starter kit, drip tape kit and bunch of seeds yesterday. Appreciate your products and videos.

  9. Just bought a seed starter kit and I’m loving it. I’ve always bought my transplants and I’m excited to see how this goes. Thanks for y’alls help! ❤️ North Texas!

  10. Well, I have to do that WORK thing still so I'm not around all day… actually none of the day. But I start my mornings in the seed room, and the last thing I do before I leave for the day is water my starts… and the very first thing I do when I get home is beat feet out to take care of them… not doing as well as you, but it's the best I can do for a couple more years. I do like growing my own starts, and I'm really liking those seed starting trays way better than the big box flimsy things I was using.

    I do struggle with my starts being leggy, and so I'm working on that… will start hitting them with 20-20-20 as soon as the two leaves develop… hopefully that will help!

  11. I'm not going to name the seed vendor as they are a big seed seller in the market place, but I had an incredibly bad experience with seed germination this spring. I have purchased seeds before from this vendor and had good germination results. I bought well over a dozen different packs of seeds of various kinds. i had miserable results from ALL of them. I've been organic gardening on my land for more than a dozen years so it's not that I don't know what to do to start and grow seeds.

    I bought four kinds of pepper seeds and planted 72 of them. in batches of 18 seeds per type. The germination results printed on the package were all well over 90%. Of the 72 seeds I planted only 51 seeds germinated. That was well under the claimed germination rate.

    During the growing period before transplanting, many of the plants were weak and anemic, barely growing at all. Some of them died. I eventually transplanted the few good plants that looked strong enough to survive into nicely prepared raised beds with a good growing mix in them.

    Its now Sept. 11 and there are only 4 pepper plants left growing out of the 72 original seeds planted. None of them have produced a single mature pepper during the entire season. The plants simply would not grow and were stunted, weak, and pitiful looking. Other plants in my garden grown from seed from other sources have produced normally.

    Seed quality is critical. I'm convinced some companies selling seeds by mail order will simply ship anything and hope it works out. I suspect many seeds are left over from previous years and have become dry and no longer able to germinate and grow normally. Rather than throw them away, the seed companies may be selling them to unsuspecting customers.

    As a subscriber, I have found you guys seem to be responsive and concerned about your business operation's integrity. So I will be buying some seed from you in the future as my needs arise. Thanks for putting out good videos and caring about your reputation.

  12. I'm trying fall-planted bulb onion seedlings from seed this year for the first time. How many weeks before they're ready to transplant?

  13. I am mainly make stuffed cabbage which type of cabbage do you recommend for stuffed cabbage And why Do you recommend that particular one

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