My Seeds Won't Grow

@MoonGypsy (4615)
United States
May 1, 2012 5:03pm CST
has anyone ever heard of seeds not growing when you plant them. i germinated a couple of seeds for my garden about 3 or 4 days ago. i see no activity yet. why isn't is sprouting form the dirt. is it possible to plant something in the dirt and it not grow? what do i keep doing wrong?
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
1 May 12
I had been planting some seeds this year as well and all of them have not grown. I even tried using my "secret" which is weak tea water and they still won't grow. Perhaps it was the container I put them in, it wasn't probably cleaned or the dirt I used but I bought dirt specific for seedlings. The ones I had wanted to grow were really hard to grow plants anyways like Gerbera daisies, roses, blueberries, and the like.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
1 May 12
so, i guess it is possible for seed to be planted and them not grow? this is very disappointing. are you trying to start over again? i guess i will, but i feel as though i may need to do some more research first. lol. i am trying tomatoes and peppers.
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
1 May 12
Tomatoes and peppers are usually not that hard to grow at all. What kind of soil are you using and what about the containers? I am going to try to start some again, I have lots of rose seeds and the gerbera daisies I got online, I just wish they would have grown the first time. Tomatoes are growing here.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
1 May 12
i am using potting soil and i a regular container. i also putt plant food into the soil before i put the seeds in it. it doesn't have alot of water. the soil is just moist. maybe that's the problem.
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@allknowing (54672)
• India
2 May 12
Different seeds have different time for sprouting - some sprout in just about 2 days, some in a week and some take as long as one month for example larkspur.. It could also be that your seeds are time barred.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
4 May 12
i have never heard of time bared seeds. what are they. could you tell me more about them. how do i know whether a seed is time barred or not. does it say it on the package?
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@allknowing (54672)
• India
4 May 12
If you have bought your seeds from a nursery they normally mention on the packet, the date by which the seeds should be sown.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
5 May 12
i see, thanks so much for the info. i will have to go and see if i can find a package just to know what they are like. not for this project though.
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• Vietnam
2 May 12
To the seed growing, must guarantee conditions: water, air, sometime is need light. I think you should take a look that your seed was guaranted all conditions?
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
2 May 12
thank you so much for your post. i will probably have to replant. it has not been a whole seven days since i put them in the soil. that might be the case. i wonder should i keep the soil wet all the time?
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@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
2 May 12
yeah, i experienced that once. I bought these seeds from the grocery but nothing grew except for one of the types---out of five or four. I don't know what was wrong but i never bought seeds from groceries anymore.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
4 May 12
well, i grew these seeds from walmart. sigh. i was afraid to here that seeds have the ability not to grow. i wonder what went wrong with yours. perhaps you didn't put to much water either. i think that was my major problem. another poster suggested that maybe we planted them to far in the ground. i like that suggestion. i will have to watch that next time.
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@bird123 (10295)
• United States
2 May 12
You should wait at least 14 days to be sure they won't grow. If it is cold or the ground is cold it could take longer. Keep them wet. Seeds germinate quicker if you water them everyday until they sprout. Planting them too deep can also be a problem. Don't give up. You will figure it all out.
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@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
4 May 12
i think you are right about me planting it to deep. i also think that i probably should germinate the seeds first. thanks so much for the advice.
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• United States
1 May 12
It could be many things. Did your seeds get wet or froze before? Are they staying damp? I planted peas and they took 7 days to start peeking through the soil. Some seeds take a while to make their way through. The best thing you can do is follow the instructions on the seed packets and if you dont see any results then you might need to replant. Good Luck.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
13 Jun 12
I think you should put seeds in water for one day and then plant on the garden. Some plants will take time to grow while some seeds are not good. Try getting some good quality seeds for your garden and most probably you will be able to have good garden for yourself.