If you have a green thumb and you want to grow plants in your home but you couldn’t grow plants in your garden. Because sometimes seeds fail to germinate and as a result no. Then we have a suggestion for you. Mostly seed fails to germinate because the seed shell has become too hard so that water could not penetrate into the seed as a result no seed germination happens.
In this article, we will talk about those mistakes due to which seeds fail to germinate. So avoid these mistakes and grow your favorite plants in your home.
1. Insufficient Critical Light Length.
We mostly applied not too much light to the seed as a result the seed failed to germinate. When we mostly start seeds in our house then we couldn’t provide sufficient light, which is required for starting seed germination.
You can achieve your required intensity of light by using artificial bulbs. Our suggestion for you is that you can use artificial lights. When seedling first appears it requires 12-
16 hours light per day. Our suggestion is to suspend lights with chains and increase their height day by day as the seedling grows and keeps light closer to the seedling.
2. Insufficient Amount Of Water.
The water amount is one of the most challenging aspects of seed starting when we supply insufficient amounts of water to seedlings. It may stop the growth of your seedling. Seedlings are so delicate so our suggestion for you is that keep your seed starting sed damp but not wet your seed starting medium with too much water.
To keep the soil moist, create a small greenhouse and cover it with plastic until seeds germinate. Choose a pot with a drainage hole so that water reaches from the bottom to the seedlings. Check the moisture level of soil once a day.
3. We Grow Seeds In The Non-Growing Season.
Seedlings are delicate and they could not tolerate cold temperatures and expose them to chilly air because cold soil will stress out your seedling. Stressed-out plants are more susceptible to pests and diseases so do not start seeds too soon.
4. Plant Seeds Improperly.
Plant your seedling with proper planting depth because some plants germinate in full dark and some require light for germination.
So our suggestion is that plant seedlings at the proper depth the seeds which germinate in dark plant them deeply in the container and seeds which need light for germination plant them on the upper surface and seeds are exposed to the light.
5. Move Seedling Outdoor Soon.
We mostly import our seedling into the pot too soon and as a result, your seedling is unable to germinate. When we import a young seedling into the pot it will instantly die or become weak and fails to germinate.
But our suggestion for you is that import a large seedling into the pot it will germinate. But prepare your seedling first for outdoor conditions(i.e. Wind, rain, sun) by hardening off the process.
Hardening off the process is time-consuming but it is very useful for your plant so place your plant outdoors for some hours and after 6-8 days you can import your seedling outdoors without any precautionary measures.
6. Too Many Seeds Are Sown.
When we are beginners in gardening we do not have any idea about gardening. We sow too many seeds. When we sow too many seeds then we can not take care of your seedling properly.
It will become difficult for the seed to develop into a seedling. So sow 3-4 seeds and they will grow into seedlings.
7. Sow seeds In The Cold Environment.
We mostly sow seeds in the cold environment as this seed fails to germinate because seeds needed warmth to germinate. As seeds needed 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit temperature for seed germination so for keeping the soil warm you can use natural or artificial light. For this [purpose you can also use seed warming mats and place them under the seed germinating tray.
8. Forget About Inserting Plant labels.
When we sow seeds in the seed germinating tray we forget about inserting a plant label. Because of this reason we have no idea when we have to import our seedlings outdoor. So that your seedling instantly dies or becomes too weak and does not become a mature plant.
So our suggestion for you is that whenever you sow seeds in the seed germinating tray insert a plant label on which you have written the plant name and the date of sowing seed.
9. Fed Up With This Time Taking Process And Pays No heed.
Starting seeds germination is a difficult process and also it is a time-consuming process. When we start seed germination we may make some mistakes due to these mistakes we may get fed up and tired off with this boring and time-consuming process.
Our suggestion for you is to take care of your plants properly and give more attention to your plants. When you grow veggies you may use them for cooking. And if you plant flowers they will enhance the beauty of your house.
10. Not Check Seed Type Before Planting.
We mostly do not check out seeds before growing. Some seeds require less time and water for germination and while on the other hand, some plants require less water and time for seeds germination.
Our suggestion for you is that please kindly check seed type before sowing in your seed germination tray.
11. Incorrect Moisture Level Results In Poor Seed germination.
Most people have no idea about moisture level and they do not care about it. You are just growing seeds in the seed germinating tray you just needed to moisten your seeds.
Don’t water seeds you are just needed to moisten them because dry seeds fail to germinate. You can achieve your goal with the use of a humidifier. To maintain moisture levels and keep them wet, not so boggy.
12. Sowing Of Old Seeds.
When you are a beginner in gardening you have no idea about seeds. You may purchase old seeds and These old seeds fail to germinate because of inadequate storage methods.
Our suggestion for you is to change your seed supplier and purchase fresh seeds from the market, nursery, superstore, or Bazar.