Seeds aren't sprouting.
March 24, 2010 4:53 AM Subscribe
I-suck-at-gardening-filter: none of my seeds have sprouted. It's been two weeks. What's going on?
posted by backseatpilot to Home & Garden (15 answers total)
Last year, I started seeds in normal potting soil and they shot up within a week. This year, I bought a bag of "seed starter" soil and I was required to move the location of the seeds from last year (to protect them from the new cats). Other than that, everything else is the same - same trays, misting the cups every day with water.
Nothing has sprouted, and I'm beginning to worry. They were a mix of new seeds purchased at the same time as the soil and seeds from last year. I know the seeds from last year are still viable because I planted some in a large pot of last year's soil and those have already sprouted.
Will it just take longer for the seeds in the starter soil to get going? I seem to remember something about potting soil maybe having too much nitrogen(?) for seeds, causing them to grow too fast - could that be the explanation? Maybe they're too cold? I had the tray of seeds in a window last year.
The seeds are all typical garden vegetables - a couple types of tomatoes, peppers, and some herbs.