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Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Seeds | 0 comments

Germination Requirements

Germination Requirements

All seeds require specific soil temperatures in order to germinate. Too hot or cold and they will not sprout.

Minimum
temp (°C)
Preferred
temp (°C)
Days to
germination
Notes
Bean8-1016-307-13 days
Beetroot410-308-14 days
Broad beans10-14 days
Broccoli5-9 days
Chinese cabbage47-356-10 days
Capsicum/chillis1618-3510-14 days
Carrot47-3010-21 days
Cauliflower47-304-10 days
Celery415-2114-21 days
Corn1016-326-10 days
Cucumber1616-356-10 days
Eggplant1624-328-13 days
Leeks10-14 days
Lettuce24-276-14 daysNeeds light to germinate
Marigold
Melons6-10 days
Onion210-3510-14 days
Parsley410-3010-21 days
Parsnip210-2116-25 days
Pea44-247-10 days
Pumpkin1621-326-10 days
Radish47-323-8 days
Silverbeet/Swiss chard7-14 days
Spinach27-2410-18 days
Spring onions10-14 days
Tomato1016-306-14 days
Zucchini/squash8-12 days
Watermelon

More information on seed germination

Source: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1203

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