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Seed Germination: Monarda -problem?

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Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2014
8:16 PM

Post #9833730

It's been 5 weeks since I indoor-sowed Monarda. The pots are on heat. Yet I have nothing showing, 0%. Do you think I've done something wrong? or have only dud seeds? Or am I suffering from insufficient patience?

I kept waiting and waiting to post this question; it would be a joke on me if they showed up next week. But any ideas?
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2014
10:32 AM

Post #9834170

Monarda seeds need light to germinate, so if you covered the seeds with too much soil, they will have problems to germinate.
I'm not a fan of using heat. All the Monarda's I have are winter sown.


Springfield, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 9, 2014
3:38 PM

Post #9834410

Ah! Thank you for the tips Jonna, think I'll start a second batch. Live and learn!

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