Return to the Arizona Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
peas only

Posted by cthrnpage 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 18:45

My peas are coming up! and nothing else :( So I am restarting indoors. I think they dried out being outside?

What didn't come up: Yellow squash, spinach, lettuce, peppers (serranos, anaheims and jalapenos), cantalope and radishes...really, radishes? :(

I'm trying to start small.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: peas only

I started peppers and tomatoes indoors last night with a dome and a heat mat. The first seeds started breaking soil tonight. This is the latest I have started peppers and tomatoes. If all my plants had not died in the freeze I would not have started any.

As for squash and melons. I plan on planting them in the ground around Feb 15th give or take a week do to weather conditions.

You may find that some of the seeds you planted will suddenly sprout once it warms up a bit. Our nights right now are still a little cold for reliable germination of some summer time crops.


 o
RE: peas only

too cold at night. It's still in the high 30s at my house overnight. that is not good for a freshly germinated seed. I've started everything inside. I take them outside in a greenhouse during the day and bring back everything inside at night. when it stays above 60 outside, I'll plant, until then, I don't see the point of killin' or stunting them


 o
RE: peas only

It's warmer here than in Phoenix, I'm already hot outside in the afternoons. I started more inside though. :) It's in the 70's already.


 o
RE: peas only

Radishes up too! :)

My yellow squash and cantaloupe seeds floated to the surface when I watered gently with a hose. If I use a spray bottle the soil dries out quickly. Should I put them back under? Is this normal?

Nothing at all from the peppers or tomatoes.


 o
RE: peas only

If they were planted properly at roughly one inch deep this should not happen unless you are watering too hard. Drip irrigation is the preferred method of course. Having said that. The answer to your question is Yes. Bury them again.


 o
RE: peas only

Wow, 1 inch. The package said 1/4 inch. Thank you. :)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Arizona Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here