Learn about the importance of moisture in seed germination when sowing seeds this winter on this quick DIY Garden Minute podcast.



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What You’ll Learn:

Why and how important moisture is when sowing seeds this winter (or anytime of year).

Resources and links for more information below.


Winter Seeds to Sow Right Now! (DIY 181 episode direct download)

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What does moisture have to do with sowing seeds this winter (or anytime of year)?

You already know that you can sow many different plants this winter, if you listened to our last DIY episode, 181.

But, you might not know the important role moisture plays in getting your seeds to germinate.

Moisture is one of the key ingredients for seeds to germinate.

Seeds will germinate when they sense enough moisture around them and on their surface.

If seeds aren’t kept consistently moist they then won’t be triggered to break open and start to grow your new plant.

This is why you need to always check your seeds after sowing to make sure they are kept consistently moist with wet soil around them, including any soil or vermiculite on top of them.

Also make sure they aren’t so wet that they are consistently swimming either.

If kept too wet, you might get the seeds to germinate, but then they could suffocate and or rot.


Seeds You Can Sow Right Now

These plant seeds have very similar watering needs for seed germination, like regular mist-watering (daily or every other day) so the soil around each seed doesn’t dry out.

These seeds are:

  • Black-eyed Susans
  • Lettuce
  • Snapdragons
  • Mustards
  • Radishes
  • Poppies
  • Sweat Peas
  • Coneflowers
  • Pansies
  • Onion
  • Chard
  • Delphiniums
  • Carrots and
  • Spinach

Always make sure to follow each seeds sowing and care instructions on their specific packet.


What Seeds Can You Sow RIGHT NOW?


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Learn about the importance of moisture in seed germination when sowing seeds this winter on this quick DIY Garden Minute podcast.