Product Number: 98
germination was about half. even after germination, some plants just wilted and died. now that they are about 6 inches high, haven't had any more die. we will see how they do when starting to harvest. i did expect better though.
Hi Sharon, So the plants that wilted and died - probably "damping off" which is a fungal disease. It's just something in the soil that happens sometimes, without knowing. In the future, sometimes supplying a fan for circulation can help. Pinetree Garden Seeds
The germination was low for me this year. I planted early and late, but I only have one plant from about 25 or so seeds. That one plant that took off did so after I started watering, and is just now getting big enough to cut. I harvested three leaves and they were very tender, sweet and smooth with barely any midrib. Better than regular old chard. I think it was too dry and cold this year, for good germination. I feel if I watered early and often, it would have been a better test and would probably grown great. I have a few seeds more and will plant them later. This spring and month has been unusually dry and cold. Peas and even the asparagus were poor as well because it was too so dry and cold in my area.
We purchased these seeds because it was excellent in the past. This year it Totally failed. Wil not order again.
Hi Denise, I'm sorry that your Seafoam Swiss Chard did not germinate at all for you. I will contact you via email. Thanks, Pinetree Garden Seeds
MOST OF MY SEED PACKETS HAD SOME KIND OF VERY STICKY LABLE AFFIXED RIGHT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPEN THE PACKET. INSTEAD OF BEING ABLE TO EASILY OPEN AND RECLUSE THE PACKETS I ENDED UP STRUGGLING TO GET THE PACKETS OPEN AND NOT BEING ABLE TO RECLOSE THEM.
This has now become my favorite Swiss Chard! I'll still grow the Ruby red or another color because it's pretty. But I think this has the best flavor. Mild and delicious! :-)