helicopilot wrote:Well, I'm utterly disappointed with my purchases.
Shrubs have died when my others non fancy kind are doing well.
Potato plants from my old potatoes are doing better than the seeds one I got.
Beet plants I got from Veseys are covered with those pesky "purple dots" whereas my Walmart-seeds beets are fine (GMO???).
My pepper plants started from Vesey seeds are still funny little things that give me no hopes of ever producing anything.
Parsnips and corn seem to be doing well. So far I seem to be having success with my peas and beans.
Brocoli and cauliflower seeds gave me about 50% germination, I'll see how they turn out at maturity.
My marigold from Vesey are about 18" tall but won't flower.
The sunflowers are about 30-40% germination/survival. About the same with my red onion seeds.
While I can chuck some of this to my overall inexperience, I find it weird that the cheap seeds are doing better than the premium ones.
Take heart...its been a tough year I think for most gardeners. I dont know one gardener who hasn't battled insects, poor growth, poor germination, etc. If it wasnt for Miracle Grow..I'd personally be looking at a weed plot. Even the apple tree got hit with that late spring frost...
I don't know if you were lucky enough to get GMO from Vesey's. Usually GMO's are to expensive for the small gardener to purchase or just specialty items. Companies like putting GMO free on packaging more for marketing...makes some people feel better.
Hopefully next year is a bit better. We are finally starting to see results in the garden now....but nothing like last year. This cold spring, massive precipitation followed by none...really tough to work with...