Pea is not sprouting

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  1. FlourishAnn

    FlourishAnn Gardener

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    Hello everyone! I love vegetables and that is why I grow them the whole year. I have a greenhouse in my garden in which I grow typical and some unique varieties of plants. I really like to experiment but it doesn't always work. This time I am a bit confused with rutabaga from Rutabaga "Nadmorska" - 3500 seeds – Garden Seeds Market | Free shipping. How long should it take to sprout? Last time I had the same one and it was amazing - it sprouted in one week!
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Hi, where are you?
    I had to look up Rutabaga, appears to be what I know as swede.
    So not a pea?
    I'd not be trying to grow it this time of the year where I am.:smile:
     
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      Hi,

      Not grown that type, but germination needs a good combination of heat, moisture and possibly light, which at this time of year can be difficult to achieve.

      Assume you are using a heated propagator ?

      Often find giving the compost a light spraying with tepid water helps, if it looks at all dry or crusty.

      Always a chance that the seed itself is not viable, though that always a difficult one to confirm vs the growing method used.
       
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      I've always understood it to be a large variety of swede that's normally grown for animal feed, but is grown by 'giant veg' growers for entering in the 'heaviest swede' class.

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      P.S. Mrs Scrungee has reminded me that Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh had a rutabaga in his garden.
       
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        Over here, we use rutabaga or turnip as the name for these vegetables. The ones I buy are about the size of a 1 kilo can of tomatoes. They have a purply skin and I peel, cube, pressure cook them to save lots of time. :)
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Neeps, maybe, if your in Scotland?:biggrin:
           
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