How long does it take for pumpkin seeds to germinate?
In this regard, how do you germinate pumpkin seeds fast?
Step by step instructions to maximize seed germination:
- File the edges of the seed lightly with a nail file or a piece of sandpaper.
- Soak the seeds in warm (not hot) water for at least two hours.
- Fill six inch peat pots with soil.
- Plant the seed in the pot, 1"-2" deep.
- Place the seed on it's side.
- Water thoroughly.
Similarly one may ask, why won't my pumpkin seeds germinate?
The primary reasons for failed germination are: Seeds get eaten – mice, voles, birds, and wireworms all eat seeds. Check to see that the seed is still in the soil. Seeds rot – planted too deeply, over-watered, or in cold weather, our untreated seeds may simply rot.
One easy way to make seeds germinate faster is to presoak them for 24 hours in a shallow container filled with hot tap water. Water will penetrate the seed coat and cause the embryos inside to plump up. Don't soak them for longer than 24 hours because they could rot. Plant the seeds immediately in moist soil.