The secret of seed germination Part 3: Ⅳ Light
The effect of light on the germination of vegetable seeds varies from species to species, but most vegetable seeds do not respond to light when germinating.
According to the sensitivity of seed germination to light, vegetable seeds can be divided into three categories.
The first category is light-demanding seeds, that is, seed germination requires a certain amount of light, and in dark conditions can not germinate or germinate poorly. Such as cabbage, kale, lettuce, celery, carrots, etc.
The second category is the aversion to light seeds, that is, the seeds require dark conditions to germinate, and there is light in poor germination. Such as melons, amaranth, onions, leeks, etc.
The third category is the middle-light seeds, that is, in light or dark conditions it can be normal germination. Most vegetable seeds, such as beans, fall into this category.
Understanding the impact of light on seed germination can be taken in the sowing or germination process to take appropriate measures to improve the germination rate and seedling rate.
Now you know that not all plants need the same amount of light at all stages of growth. Many plants are in the seed stage, or even the growing stage and they may not need more sunlight. So it's perfectly fine to grow them in your home or on a shaded balcony.
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