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Table of Contents:
- Can I plant seeds from store bought squash?
- Should squash seeds be soaked before planting?
- When should I plant squash seeds?
- How do you start seeds in egg cartons?
- Is it worth soaking peas before planting?
- What vegetable seeds should be soaked before planting?
- How do you prepare pea seeds for planting?
- Do peas need full sun?
- How long do pea seeds take to germinate?
- How deep do I plant pea seeds?
- How far apart do you plant pea plants?
- Can you plant peas straight from the pod?
- How far apart do I plant peas?
- Can you plant peas in the same place every year?
- How many seeds does it take to grow in one hole?
- What grows well with peas?
- What can you not plant with squash?
- What vegetables should be planted together in a raised bed?
- Should I put rocks in the bottom of my raised garden bed?
- Should you line a raised garden bed with plastic?
- What do you put at the bottom of a raised garden bed?
Can I plant seeds from store bought squash?
Seeds from grocery store squash can indeed be planted but will they germinate and produce? It depends on the type of squash you want to plant. The first major problem would be cross pollinating. This is less of a problem with winter squash, such as butternuts, than with summer squash and gourds.
Should squash seeds be soaked before planting?
Seed soaking does improve the germination of peas and members of the cucumber family that are planted in warm soil. ... I always try to slip in small summer plantings of squash and cucumbers, which come up in two to three days when the seeds are plumped up with water before they go into the ground.
When should I plant squash seeds?
To plant: Begin summer squash indoors 3 to 4 weeks before your last frost date. If you are sowing the seeds directly outdoors, wait until the soil temperature has warmed to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you start seeds in egg cartons?
An easy solution is to cut off the container lid and put it under the bottom of the carton. Poke holes in the bottom of each egg cup and any moisture will drain out and into the lid underneath. Fill each egg cup with potting soil and place seeds in to the appropriate depth.
Is it worth soaking peas before planting?
It is a good idea to soak pea seeds before planting. Soaking them for a day prior to planting helps them germinate, though it is not strictly necessary.
What vegetable seeds should be soaked before planting?
Morning glories (Ipomea spp.) and cannas (Canna spp.) also have seeds that should be nicked and soaked to encourage faster germination. Other common garden seeds that appreciate a soak are those of basil, beets, chard, corn, and squashes.
How do you prepare pea seeds for planting?
Sow seeds four to six weeks before the last spring frost, when soil temperatures reach 45-degrees Fahrenheit. Once all the seeds are in the ground, cover them with an inch-and-a-half of soil. Ryan uses the back of a rake to also tamp the seeds gently, so there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.
Do peas need full sun?
Peas and green beans like cooler temperatures. They need some sun (about four to five hours per day) to produce flowers and pods, but they tend to fade out as the temperature warms. Planting them in a cool shady spot will lengthen your growing season.
How long do pea seeds take to germinate?
21 to 30 days
How deep do I plant pea seeds?
Seeds should be planted at a depth of ½–1 inch and between 2–3 inches apart. Space rows of peas at least 18 inches apart.
How far apart do you plant pea plants?
How to Plant Peas
- To speed germination, soak seeds in water overnight before planting.
- Sow seeds 1 inch deep (slightly deeper if soil is dry) and about 2 to 2 inches apart. Don't thin.
- Plant rows 7 inches apart.
- Although peas do not like their roots distrubed, transplanting is possible.
Can you plant peas straight from the pod?
You can plant them straight away, although I've personally had more success by drying them down at least partially before sowing them.
How far apart do I plant peas?
Sow pea seed 2 inches (5cm) deep, 2 to 3 inches (5-7cm) apart in double rows supported by a trellis, netting, or wire or string supports between two poles for bush varieties. Sow two seeds to each hole. Thin plants to 4 inches (10cm) apart. Space rows 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm) apart.
Can you plant peas in the same place every year?
Peas do add nitrogen back into the soil at the end of the season but you want to be careful not to plant peas in the same place year after year. ... If you plant them in the same place over and over again, the most needed nutrient may disappear from that plot of ground.
How many seeds does it take to grow in one hole?
What grows well with peas?
Best Companion Plants for Peas
What can you not plant with squash?
Squash – Companions: corn, lettuce, melons, peas, and radish. Avoid planting near Brassicas or potatoes. Borage is said to improve the growth and flavour of squash.
What vegetables should be planted together in a raised bed?
Onions and garlic planted with tomatoes help to repel many common pests, including slugs and snails. Basil planted in the same bed can help enrich the flavor of ripe tomatoes. Radishes and marigolds planted with cabbages help control the cabbage maggots that commonly attack cabbage plant roots.
Should I put rocks in the bottom of my raised garden bed?
Since you're putting your highest-quality soil on the surface, whatever's underneath will need to drain off an excess of moisture. Avoid using materials like rocks on the bottom of your raised bed, as this can create an artificial water table that will prevent good drainage.
Should you line a raised garden bed with plastic?
You can line your raised bed to make it more durable and to prevent toxics from leaching into the soil. For lining, use landscape fabric found at garden supply stores or cloth fabric from clothing. Avoid non-porous plastic, as it can retain too much water and discourage beneficial insects and worms.
What do you put at the bottom of a raised garden bed?
The lasagna method: Fill the bottom of your garden boxes with a layer of leaves, grass clippings, straw, wood chips and other organic materials, with a layer of cardboard on top. Next, add your soil. This mixture will break down into rich compost over time.
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