May 21

Why have some bean seeds gone mouldy?

Quite a few of my runner bean seeds have gone mouldy & I’m not really sure why.

I did start them off on some moist tissue in a container as opposed to simply putting them in moist soil. It did get a bit humid in there, so i’m wondering if I’ve caused the problem.

I’m a bit gutted because they were the seeds I harvested from beans that my father-in-law grew last year before he got ill. So I was really hoping that my “magic Barry beans” would all germinate easily and I could grow this year’s crop from his bean plants.

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Helen J

I'm an enthusiastic, but currently inexperienced gardener trying to keep an allotment for the first time. I'm hoping to grow some lovely veggies throughout the year and will share my progress and learnings.