Either that or we have a phantom seed thief. I planted Hallahup beetroot seeds in the raised vegetable plot on the 22nd February and Lisbon spring onion seeds on 1st March. So far only three tiny beetroot leaves have germinated and no spring onions. I am suspicious because the spring onion seeds I planted on the 18th of March are already about 1cm tall. I know the seeds are missing because not only did I plant them in milatary formation I placed markers at the end of each row.
I can’t blame Mr Blackbird or cats on this occasion as the area is covered with open crates, sticks, or plastic trays. And as I check their progress every few hours it can’t be slugs – no slime trails. Haha… when you are in COVID lockdown you have plenty of time to watch things grow.
I know ants steal the slug pellets as I’ve seen them carrying them away, so why not seeds? I also have several pots of seeds in the cold frames that have not germinated either. Ponderous.
And to add insult to injury while I was inspecting the bare earth I felt something nip my toe. I looked down and it was a flipping ant!
Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so what did you do to rectify the situation?