Having difficulty getting your seeds to germinate? Don’t give up; we can assist you!
Here is a listing of the most common reasons why your seeds may not be germinating, as well as solutions to these problems.
1)Light: Some seeds require light to germinate, while others require darkness.
2) Planting depth – If the seed is planted too deeply, it may not grow to the surface. When sowing tiny seeds, be cautious because if watered from above, the seeds will wash too deeply into the soil.
Water enters punnets from below. In general, sow the seeds at the same depth as the seed.
3)Season – Some seeds will only germinate when the soil temperature is at a certain level. Check the seed packet or website to see when to plant your seeds.
4)Soil – Seeds will not germinate if the soil is too dry or wet. Ensure that the soil remains damp and that the best quality potting mix is used.
5) Pests – When sowing seeds directly into the garden, there is always the risk that insects, birds, or wildlife will eat them. Cover your seeds with netting to keep them safe.
6)Storage – If your seeds have not been properly stored, they may not germinate. Keep the seeds fresh by storing them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. When stored properly, they can last between 2 and 5 years!
Some seeds germinate at a slower rate than others by nature.