Review for: Moonflower Seed

from: Debbie's Garden

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Low germination rate

By: Sam Johnson    (May 17, 2011)

I bought a package of moonflower seeds a couple of months ago. The service was good--the seeds were shipped quickly. I got 9 seeds in all. Unfortunately, only 2 of them germinated, and then one of those eventually died. The other one is still hanging on, and it may or may not live. Since only 2 germinated, that is a germination rate of about 20%. OTOH, I've bought moonflower seeds from commercial nurseries and had a germination rate of at least 70%. Of course, I didn't pay a fortune for the seeds, but I'd still expect a better germination rate than 20%.

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debbie hill says:    (May 18, 2011)
I will be happy to send you another package, no charge. Did you plant the seeds while the weather was still cool? That is a factor in germination of moonflower seed, and the weather is unseasonably cool this year! Brrr! I will send them right out to you!

debbie hill says:    (May 18, 2011)
Sam, i cannot find your order, did you order under another name? And when did you order, or even better, do you have your order number? Please let me know...thanks! debbie

Sam Johnson says:    (May 24, 2011)
Hi, Debbie. I just saw your message. Yes, I ordered under a different name. Thanks for offering to send me another package--I appreciate that, but it won't be necessary. I germinate my seeds indoors, so the cool weather wouldn't have been a factor. In the past couple of weeks, I ordered a package of moonflower seeds from Eden Brothers, and 16 out of 19 germinated, which is about 85%. I germinated them exactly the same way. Anyway, thanks again for offering to send me another package. I'd bump up your review to four stars just for that, but I'm not sure there's a way to edit it. If there is, please let me know. Thanks.

debbie hill says:    (Sep 3, 2012)
FYI my germination rate was not as low as yours, most of mine came up and bloomed like crazy.... not sure what happened with yours.... at any rate, hopefully no one else had the same problem.