No, it’s not a hoax! Two of my first sowings of 40-seed module trays - Boltardy beetroot and Sturon onions were giving a pathetic show. Couldn’t work out why. The last time I watered them from the top, part of the tray of each gave off what looked like steam (no, they weren’t THAT hot and I hadn’t had one over the eight) that lasted only a second. It was like a ‘fizz’. I quickly pulled them out of the growhouse and any recoverable compost is going in the collected recycling bin and nowhere near my other stuff.
Any ideas as to what was gong on? I’ve not got a clue.
It’s been a Springtime of mysteries!!
I’ve given up this year on Sturon seeds (far too late for me) and got an eBay bargain of Sturon sets (a bit late but I’m giving it a go) Lockdown prices - £12 for a 100 - the pack had 140 and every one a winner - no duds as far as I can tell! I’ll probably use about 90-odd and sprout the rest on and give them away.