Planting from Seeds

Asked July 2, 2020, 4:38 PM EDT

I live in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood in the Los Angeles county, California. Pretty hot and dry...usually between 85 - 105 with most of days around the 90, 95 deg F. I wish to start growing vegetables, and herbs from seeds. And then transplant the seedlings in a raised bed. Already put some seeds of beets, oregano, parsley, basil, Swiss chard, squash, sage, and cilantro; planted about 4 weeks ago in small yogurt cups with a hole at the bottom for drainage, almost constantly moist in full sun about 6 to 10 hours. Nothing germinated yet. Whats wrong ? Can you advise please what to do next ... the raised beds with drip irrigation are ready to be populated and at the moment I decided not to buy seedlings but sowing seeds on a side place outdoors. Thanks for your advise Reuven Koter

Los Angeles County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Reuven. Since we would need more information about your plants and the soil, I suggest you contact your county Extension office directly: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/about/cooperativeextension/

They may need photos in order to help. Good luck!