4 easy and effective steps to successful germination in March
Pre-soak your seeds
During colder winter months, many seeds remain dormant until they are exposed to the proper conditions and moisture to help them grow. Pre-soaking can help your seeds germinate faster. We recommend soaking them overnight before planting your seeds. For flower bulbs, we recommend soaking them for up to 12 hours before planting them.
Consider the seed's environment
Seeds need the right environment to thrive and germinate. That's why if it’s too cold outside, you'll want to consider starting your seeds indoors or in a greenhouse. Once the weather looks better outside you can transition them to the outdoors. Taking this extra step ensures they properly germinate. Flowers can be overly sensitive to the temperatures around them. If you aren't sure, always do your research before planting your flower seeds.
Overwatering can lead to poor seed germination
When you overwater your seedlings, you're reducing the amount of oxygen they receive. At the same time, if the soil is always dry, that means your seeds aren’t getting enough water to start the germination process. Be mindful of how much water you choose to give your vegetable seeds and check in on the soil frequently.