Seeds can take many days or even weeks before they germinate. Some faster than others. But you can make them germinate faster yourself. There are a lot of things you can do to make your seeds germinate faster. In this post I will be showing you three (3) of them.
One way to get your seeds germinating faster is by putting them in a dark place after you have planted them. They will germinate much faster than when you have them outside in the sun.
Some people also cover them with newspapers. This is also a great idea. Since when they are covered by the newspaper, the soil will stay moist. Becuase the newspaper is protecting it from drying out too fast. And moist soil is what your seeds love.
Soaking the seeds
To start germinating, seeds need a lot of water inside them. Soaking them will let them absorb the quantity of water that they would have absorbed in maybe a week. So it is good to soak your seeds for about 24 hours before planting them.
When you soak them, the seeds will absorb the water. This triggers the seed into thinking that it has been planted for several days already. Which let the seeds start germinating. Since they already absorbed the water that they would have absorbed in more than a day, they will germinate faster when you plant them.
How to soak your seeds
Put the seeds in water for about 24 hours. Not a lot of water.
You will notice when the seeds absorbed enough water. Because their colors will get lighter than they were before.
After you have soaked them, you can now plant them.
For those of you that don’t know, vermicomposting is a way of composting where you use worms to decompose your food waste for you. They do this very fast and what they produce is a very very nutrient rich soil for your vegetable plants.
Since the finished compost contains so much nutrients, using this when planting the seeds will make them germinate faster for sure!
1. When you’re going to plant them, fill the planting pot till where you want to plant the seeds.
2. Then add some finished worm compost in top of it.
3. Put your seed on top of the compost.
4. After that you can cover it with either potting soil or more compost.
This method is my favorite one to use. It works really great! A plant that would have germinated in 7 days, germinated in like 3 days. And some of them even started coming out the next day! How great is that?
So now it’s your turn. Choose one of these methods and try it out. Let me know how it worked out.
And if you have any questions, please ask them in a comment.
Feel free, don’t be scared.