Once you’ve put your vegetable seedlings in the soil or substrate, it can be a long tiring wait before seedlings emerge.
Different types of vegetable seeds take very different amounts of time to germinate, which means to start growing seedlings from them. If you’ve planted different types at the same time, it can be confusing why one type has started growing so fast, while others lag behind, and that one type that doesn’t even seem to have shown any change at all.
Apart from the type of vegetable seed, the temperature of the soil or substrate has a big impact on how long it’ll take for seedlings to emerge from seeds. Starting before your soil is warm enough or when it’s too warm can both make the wait longer or allow your seeds to germinate at all.
Checking on the best temperature to start your vegetable seeds based on both the type of vegetable and temperature will get you the best outcome. In case your garden soil wouldn’t be warm enough and also to save on space, most of these vegetable seeds can be started indoors and then transplanted outside later.
In this post, we are going to go over a couple of common vegetables and the temperature range that they should be started in and the number of days it should take for your seedlings to emerge at each temperature.