How Long Until Germination?
The individual seed packet gives the approximate number of days from planting to emergence (when seedlings appear). For example, bean seeds take about 7 to 10 days to germinate after planting. Each plant will vary. Back to Top OUTDOOR SEED STARTING TIPS Preparing The Soil A rich sandy loam is well adapted to gardening. Other kinds of soil are suitable, but stiff clays need plenty of fibrous material and must be thoroughly broken up. Sandy soils generally need additional fertilizing. For general use, where well-rotted stable manure is not available, a commercial fertilizer should be added. Work the soil deeply and make the top 3 or 4 inches as fine and loose as possible. Much weed killing can be done by hoeing or raking just before planting. Do not work clay soils when they are wet enough to stick to the rake or hoe. Back to Top Planting At time of planting seed in the open ground, the soil should be moist but never wet, when avoidable. To retain moisture after planting, cover seed imme