With many eagerly anticipated first spring days and thus suitable time for sowing seeds of vegetables and flowers. With enthusiasm we started preparing the soil, the garden dug, fertilized it and so prepare the ideal conditions for the germination of seeds. But despite this, after sowing the seeds not germinating.
In such a case, people often ask: “Where did I went wrong?” The seedlings are sensitive and work with them is difficult. The seeds were carefully planted and tended weeks, the transplant seedlings have failed us. Only where it can be the cause? These are the two questions which we would like to answer today.
Germination of seeds
The reason that the seed is less or not germinating, is easy in the fact that the latter is too old. Often us is the seed remains, and can be stored for the next planting season. Despite the fact that we are the seeds carefully saved, we find that seed germination falls. Most seeds have long germination, which, although not significantly fall for some time after the expiration date on the package, but we must not overlook the fact that over the years fall.
The reason for the greater drop in hardenability may also be in the wrong storage of seeds, for example. that they are seeds stored at inappropriate temperatures and humidity or at our warehouse infested by pests. Also pets that are let in the garden like to eat the seeds. Let me mention in particular birds and mice. These animals also dig the seed, and before them it’s not safe, even if it is well hidden.
Mistakes in the garden
Errors in sowing
Then there are mistakes that we have done at sowing, for example, that we have sown in the cold, too much moisture or too dry soil or on the wrong depth. Of course, seeds for sprouting need enough moisture, but too much water can cause seed rot. Rotting of seeds is a problem in the education indoors, especially on window ledges and terraces, as well as in the home garden.
Water retention in the pots can be prevented by using appropriate soil and compost, which allow sufficient play. The garden can also prevent the retention of water by the addition of organic matter. Take care also when watering. Also, the seed does not correspond to the soil is too dry. If the soil is not enough moisture, the seed does not have the appropriate conditions for germination.
Each seed for the tempering needs a suitable temperature. It is the seed varies, we recommend that before planting ask about a suitable temperature for planting. In general we can say that is best suited for germination the soil temperature between 13 and 20 ° C. If we sowed the seeds in cold soil, it shall not enter quenched. Many newly grown plants may also suffer from temperature shock, which occurs when the temperature suddenly released into the environment or below the freezing point. The problem could also cause frost. In colder regions it is therefore advisable planting in subsequent periods, Seeds and young crops while (if only we have the ability) protected by a cover.
Every seed has a special request, the depth of seeding. There is plants whose seed bud light, and such a seed sprouting in the dark. Therefore, before sowing carefully read the instructions which you can seen how deep the seed must be sown. If you do not have the data, we can say the general rule that sow the seeds so long as he is between 3 to 4 times the width.
Certain seeds are in need of special treatment that can germinate. This is especially true for the seed you harvested yourself in our garden. During the special treatment considering soaking seed, seed cooling, cutting, etc.
Mistakes in young plants
Many gardeners want to grow their own seedlings themselves. This is certainly a pleasant task, but one must be careful with such task or the plant might not grown and there will be no seeds for the next season.
Most of us fail plants at transplanting. The reason for this is largely due to the hectic or delay in transplanting themselves and damage resulting from this exercise. If the seedlings are transplanted too, they are not yet sufficiently developed root system. This may seedlings soon after transplanting fail.
However, if the transplant waiting for us young plants may fail because they do not have enough nutrients. You can also transplant the seedlings being damaged because the young plants gentle and strong sensitive. For most vegetables subject to the rule that the seedlings transplanted when the plants have developed at least one or two true leaves, in addition, germ leaves.
Seedling can fail due to certain diseases. The most famous among them is epilepsy seedlings. This disease is characterized by small plants or seedlings suddenly cooled off and perish. This condition can be avoided by using fumigated substrate. Also all the equipment that we use for sowing, such as planting plateaus, and other material disinfected.
Plants tend to fail, even when they are transferred from the interior to the outside. This happens mainly because the temperature shock caused by rapid decline and the daily temperature fluctuations. We therefore recommend that the plants before moving Try conditioned. This is done so that the first seedlings in pots which is transferred to the outside for a ew hours, in a warm part of the day. This length with increasing days and then transplanted to the outside.