Follow these 6 tips to get better germination and more success rate.
1. Seed quality
Quality seeds give better germination percentage. Ensure that the seeds you are sowing are not old. Sown the seeds as soon as possible after purchase from the Gardenhunt This not only improves the germination rate but the plants sprout from them remain healthy and free from seed borne diseases.
2. Sowing Season
Season of sowing seeds play a major role in germination, further growth and yield. Select the crop based on the growing season will help in better germination and yield. Most of the tropical vegetables grows all around the year but temperate vegetables should select on winter.
3. Seed Germination Temperature
Soil temperature regulates the seed germination time period, Soil with light warm helps seed to germinate more quickly then low 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.
4. Sowing Depth
Seeds must be sown at the recommended depth instructed on the product description/ seeds pocket. otherwise they won’t germinate or the success rate remains low. Sowing seeds on proper depth also allows the seed to germinate quickly.
5. Soil Moisture
Proper soil moisture is the key for successful seed sprouting. Keep the soil medium evenly moist until the germination occurs and seedlings emerge. Too wet or too dry growing medium slowdown the germination process.
6. Special Treatment
Due to hard seed coat or other factors, Some seeds require special treatment before sowing. The special treatments are Scarifying, pre-chilling or soaking is done to improve germination.