Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:04 pm
Germination is a process that requires particular conditions to be triggered. A seed put on a table in the sun will never germinate, we know it well. What are these conditions and how to gather them in an optimal way?
The first essential parameter with germination is moisture. The dry seed must initially recover an important moisture rate which makes it swell, then burst. The oxygen of water and air is also essential to start the biochemical activity of the embryo. germs
The temperature is one of the most important parameters and certainly the most difficult to adapt because its ideal height depends on the species of plants. In nature, the temperature that triggers germination is the one present when the best conditions are fulfilled for the future young plant. For example, spring temperatures in temperate climates. Generally, it is estimated that the ideal temperature for the seeds of exotic plants is between 15°C and 24°C. Lastly, the light is part of the essential parameters for germination. More the seeds are fine more they need light because they have less reserves of food. In inside, it is necessary to bring an artificial lighting. One can install a special horticultural tube. But it is especially necessary to take care not to push completely seeds in the substrate but to cover them of a thickness equal to theirs.