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Guide to Starting Vegetable Transplants
This article was published originally on 2/11/2005
Germination Temperature - Seed germination occurs over a wide range of soil temperatures. For example, onion seeds germinate at temperatures of 35 to 95 F. However, optimum germination occurs at 75 F.
Days to Germination - Number of days for seeds to germinate when provided optimum temperature and moisture conditions.
Day Growing Temperatures - Optimum daytime temperature range for the development of sturdy, healthy seedlings. Night temperature should be 5 to 10 degrees cooler.
* Vine crops (cucumber, muskmelon, pumpkin, squash, and watermelon) and okra do not transplant well. For best results, sow these vegetables directly into peat pots.
Year of Publication:
IC-493(2) -- February 11, 2005