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norfolk va. (Zone 8a)
Jun 3, 2016 5:31 PM CST
|I planted about 30 lima bean seeds and only 1 came up. We did have cooler weather alot after planting in norfolk va. area...early may,
could the cooler weather/soil temp been a problem....I kept soil moist,rain did that for me mostly,thanks for any comments.
Jun 3, 2016 6:41 PM CST
|Welcome to NGA @raven59
There are any number of reasons why seeds don't germinate. Location, maturity/age of the seeds, temperature, birds and squirrels, among others.
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Jun 3, 2016 9:54 PM CST
|Welcome to Garden.org, @raven59 !
Yes, cool soil temps can definitely be a problem for germination of bean seeds; I believe the minimum is about 60F, but they really prefer warmer temps. (When the soil is too cool they just sit there and rot.) I would think you still can replant and get a good crop .
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