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Old 06-10-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Is there any way to speed up the 30-45 day germination? Soaking in water and H2O2 maybe? It feels like an eternity!
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Kihei, Maui
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Looking at the garden sites (commercial) it seems that the seeds need to be kept moist and need light to germinate. Also temp near 70 deg f or higher. You may shave a few days off of the time maybe a week -10 days. The soil should be fine in texture and of a neutral ph. I would try a deep seed tray with some drainage holes, no individual cells, fill to 1" of top, Upper layer sifted into tray. Broadcast seeds on top of seeding mix. Use sprayer to moisten soil and seeds, Cover tray with clear Plexiglas or window glass, Place in window for sunlight, Mist soil every day until seedlings appear, when they are tall enough to touch clear cover remove the cover but continue moistening everyday. Cut plants into squares to transplant do not try to separate roots they are delicate.

I hope this helps
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Looking at the garden sites (commercial) it seems that the seeds need to be kept moist and need light to germinate. Also temp near 70 deg f or higher. You may shave a few days off of the time maybe a week -10 days. The soil should be fine in texture and of a neutral ph. I would try a deep seed tray with some drainage holes, no individual cells, fill to 1" of top, Upper layer sifted into tray. Broadcast seeds on top of seeding mix. Use sprayer to moisten soil and seeds, Cover tray with clear Plexiglas or window glass, Place in window for sunlight, Mist soil every day until seedlings appear, when they are tall enough to touch clear cover remove the cover but continue moistening everyday. Cut plants into squares to transplant do not try to separate roots they are delicate.

I hope this helps

Thank you!
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