All starts from SEED. A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a coat called the seed covering, usually with some stored food which keeps seed live. It is the product of the ripened plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The term “seed” also has a general meaning that antedates the above — anything that can be sown, e.g. “seed” apple, “seeds” of corn, corn “seeds”, what is sown is the seed enclosed in a shell or husk, whereas the potato is a tuber.
Recommendation for Planting and Germination:
The steps of seed germination when planting indoors are:
Seeds– should not hollow and old.
Soil– should be prepared by good manure, seed starting mixture should be light and sterilized.
Water– The soil should have enough moisture.
Warmth– this is where growers can add to their success. The ideal seed starting temperatures varies by type of seed. Most are between 70 to 85 degrees farenheit. Some seeds, like peas and early season vegetables, will germinate at a lower soil temperature, even as low as the 50. Sprouting seeds for other garden plants, like pumpkins and peppers, require temperatures at the higher end to induce them to sprout.
Here is our recommended step by step instructions to maximize germination:
Purchase sterilized seed starting mixture. This is a lightweight medium that has all the nutrients your seed needs at birth.
Select the right place or container .
Prepare soil and fill it in a container make sure the soil is wet.
Plant the seeds. Do not plant seed too deep. Soil can be carefully added around the seedlings at a later point if needed.
Place container where it gets enough warmth or the green house it the best option. If in the cold prone area it can be covered with a thin layer of dry grass.
The time required to germinate may be a few days to a few weeks. Germination time varies widely.