Top Questions About Germinating Seeds

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Questions About Germinating Seeds

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 9, 2010

Q. Vegetable Seeds

Please explain the differences between non-hybrid seeds and the seeds that you would buy at Home Depot. Which one would you use if you were going to use the seeds from the crops that you just harvested? What is the best way to dry those seeds and then keep them?

Answered by
Heather on
November 11, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

If you wish to collect the seeds from what you grew, you will want to use non hybrid seeds.

These articles will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/non-hybrid-seeds-vs-hybrid-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/growing-vegetables-with-seeds.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 24, 2010

Q. How to Control Fungus Growth in Germination Paper

How to control fungus growth on germination paper and in trays?

Answered by
Heather on
November 27, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

I would treat the paper and trays with an fungicide prior to planting. Also, make sure that after you have planted your seeds, that the trays have good air circulation. A fan set on the lowest setting blowing over the trays can help with this.

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Asked by
braatonfarm on
January 18, 2011

Q. how and when to start seeds in the house

How and when do you start seeds in the house?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You want to start your seeds about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Check with the local county extension office in your region for obtaining your last frost dates.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 5, 2011

Q. Duration of Light

I’m starting seedlings with florescent lighting in the garage. How much should light and dark durations be?

Answered by
CaptainAng on
February 11, 2011
A.

Seedlings need a high intensity of light~
Your fluorescent lights should be left on 12 to 14 hours per day. Be sure to hang the lights very close to the plants, no more than three inches away from the foliage or your seedlings will be 'leggy'.
I start all my veggies from seeds. It's so much fun to watch them grow from a tiny seed into something wonderfully delicious!
Happy gardening!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 9, 2011

Q. Grow Lights

Is it ok to put flats of seeds under lights before they germinate?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 10, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They do not need the light until they germinate, but it will not hurt them to be under the lights before they germinate.

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Answered by
CaptainAng on
February 11, 2011
A.

Providing your seed with the correct lighting conditions is as important as giving them the temperature and moisture they need. Some seeds do require light to germinate, some require darkness and some don’t care. Of course, you will find the light requirements for all flowers or vegetables on the back of their packets.
Here are a few flowers I know of that need light to germinate~
Begonias
Snapdragons
Violas
Impatiens
Nicotiana
Lobelia
Columbine
Poppies
Petunias

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 17, 2011

Q. Old Newspapers in Gardening

I have heard of planting or starting seeds in old newspapers but now cannot find information. Do you know of this?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is the only way we know of that old newspapers are used in seed starting. Is this what you were looking for?
https://www.ehow.com/how_5829954_make-seed-cups-start-plants.html

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Asked by
patrick lee nix on
March 10, 2011

Q. What Is the Fastest Seed to Grow When Gardening

What seeds can I plant that grows fast?

Answered by
Heather on
March 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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If you mean vegetables, radishes and lettuce are considered to be among the fastest from planting to harvest.

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