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Default Germination Time For Garden Seeds

We are going to look at germination for an average climate. If you
live in a considerably colder climate, there will be a slight
variation in germination methods.

The first thing you need to consider when calculating the germination
time for garden seeds is the years first frost. This is how you will
know when to start germinating. On average we will start the
germination process around 6 weeks before the first frost.

To start the germination process. make sure you use light, friable
soil. The seeds will need to absorb 40-60% of the weight in moisture
to trigger germination. Make sure you use quality soil. You see, when
the seeds sprout they will take moisture from the film of water around
the soil particles, and they will take air from the space in between
those same particles.

The next thing to focus on is warmth. Seeds need a soil temp of 68F.
So if you live in a cold climate make sure to plant the seeds close to
the house or a porch. (Definitely try to keep them in the sunlight as

If you cant find a good spot, go ahead and plant them in a glass or
plastic covered cold frame.

The germination time for garden seeds is usually between 6-20 days.

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