Seed Germination Tips
1. Quality Seeds
Ensure the seeds you are sowing are not old. Buying quality seeds is important too. This not only improves the germination rate but the plants sprout from them remain healthy.
2. Seed Germination Temperature
Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is around 60 – 70 F (15 – 20 C). However, most of the seeds germinate when the temperature remains in the range of 45 – 85 F (7 – 30 C).
*Seeds don’t germinate properly in too low or too high soil temperature than this.
Seeds must be sown at the recommended depth instructed on the seed packet otherwise they won’t germinate or the success rate remains low. Alternatively, you can search about the proper seed sowing depth on the web.
4. Soil Moisture
Proper soil moisture is the key for successful seed sprouting. Keep the substrate evenly moist until the germination occurs and seedlings emerge. Too wet or too dry growing medium thwarts the germination process.
5. Special Treatment
Some seeds require special treatment before sowing. Scarifying, pre-chilling or soaking is done to improve germination.