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Tagete germination problem

nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 406

Has anybody had trouble with Tagetes, In all my years of sowing seeds I have never had a problem with germination but trying to grow these for the first time has been a disaster.Three times I have tried and out of about 20 seeds only one has germinated.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Normally they're very easy to get going. How are you sowing them nodlisab?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,196

    I have found they germinate easily if you use fresh seed, but not good results with old seed.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 406

    Sown on surface of mpc and covered with vermiculite then put in heated propagator

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,196

    That should do it, perhaps the seeds are duff.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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