shaefins
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They were planted in a raised bed. I went all through the rows they were planted in and found....nothing! No sign I'd planted *anything* there. The soil wasn't disturbed, so I don't think critters got to them. No clue what happened. Maybe it was a bad batch? I might try germinating some in a wet paper towel just to see if anything happens. If they do show some life, I'll toss some back in the bed and see what happens.

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shaefins wrote:They were planted in a raised bed. I went all through the rows they were planted in and found....nothing! No sign I'd planted *anything* there.
You mean all the seeds just disappeared? When you tried to dig them up, they weren't there? Assuming birds or critters didn't get them, the only thing I can think is that they stayed to wet and just rotted away to nothing...
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As pea seeds (corn, bean, etc.) push out of the soil, birds -- especially blackbirds and grackles -- will yank them out. Robins sometimes pull them out too though they won't eat them -- I'm guessing they look like they might be worms.

My peas, as I mentioned, kept popping out (though I really think they were doing it on their own due to compacted soil. If I wasn't out there pushing them back in the ground, some bird or animal would have made off with the sprouted peas.



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