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Garden Seed Germination Chart Growing From Seed – When?

Garden Seed Germination Chart Growing From Seed – When?

garden seed germination chart

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  Our  garden seed germination chart, when to start your seeds charts will help you greatly. If you are like me, and need a guideline of WHEN to start your seed Indoors , this will make your growing from seed so much more productive.

Garden Seed Germination Chart contains all the information essential  to growing from seed , light requirements and number of weeks to start your seed indoors before your last frost date in your area zone.

I realize the days to germinate will vary depending on your setup , this is just a guideline for you to go by.

Bottom heat using a heating mat  will speed up your days to germinate greatly so keep that in mind when growing.

Keep a Journal of Your Planting Dates Every Year this will help you greatly on productivity. You may need to adjust your dates , until you find the best date that works in your area.

Our planting guidelines are a great starting point, but as in everything you do , you will need to find the best fit for you.

Detailed information on what is needed to grow  from seed  is located at the link below .

Make sure and Check out My Seed Starting Videos and Full Details on Starting from Seed

Printable Flower Crop Guide Chart

Printable Vegetable Planting Guide Chart

This page is a work in progress, so keep checking back .

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Plant Approximate Number of Weeks Before Last Frost Date to Start Seeds Indoors
Time Seeds Take
to Germinate (Days)
This Can Really Fluctuate
Temp.
(oF)
Light/Dark
Requirement For Germination
Abutilon 11-13 14-21 70 Light
Achillea 12 7-14 65-70 Light
Ageratum 8 5 to 10 70 Light
Alyssum 8 5 to 10 70 Light
Alternanthera 10-12 3-7 days 72-76 Light
Angelina 6-8 5-7 days 70-75 Light
Asclepias 6-8 14-21 days 70 Dark
Aster 6 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Aquilegia 8-10 21-28 70-76 Light
Astilbe 8-10 15-21 70 Light
Bacopa 8-10 4 days 70 Light
Balsam 6 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Begonia 12+ 10 to 15 70 Light
Browallia 12+ 15 to 20 70 Light
Buddleia 8 14-21 65-70 Dark or Light
Calendula 4-6 7-10 60-70 Dark
Campanula 8 10-14 65-70 Light
Cardinal Climber 4-6 10 days 70 Dark or Light-Soak
Carnation 8 8 to 10 70 Light or Dark
Celosia 8 5 to 10 70 Light
Centaurea 6 5 to 10 65 Dark
Cleome 4 14 75 Light
Cobaea 8-10 10-14 70 Dark
Cosmos 4 7 to 10 70 Light or Dark
Coleus 8 5 to 10 72 Light
Columbine 8 20 – 25 70 Light
Coreopsis 8-10 7-14 65-75 Light
Cosmos 4-5 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Cuphea 8-10 2-3 weeks 70 Light
Cyperus 8 14 days 72-75 Light
Dahlia 8 7 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Datura 8-12 15-45 70 Light
Delphinium 8 18 days 70 Dark or Light
Dianthus 10 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Diascia 8 4-6 65-70 Dark or Light
Dichondra 8 4 days 72-75 Dark or Light
Dolichos(Hyacinth Bean) 6-8 14-21 70-75 Light-Soak
Dusty Miller 8-10 10-15 70 Light
Echinacea 8-12 10-28 70 Light
Eryngium 8-12 7 to 10 60-65 Light
Flowering Kale 6-8 10 70 Light
Foxglove 10-12 14 days 70 Light
Gazania 4-6 10-14 65 Dark
Gaillardia 6-8 20 days 70 Light
Geranium 12-15 10 to 20 70 Light
Gerbera 10-12 10 days 70-75 Light
Gloxinia 12+ 14-21 70-75 Light
Gypsophila 14-21 60 Light
Gomphrena 4-6 7-21 70 Light
Helichrysum 10-12 14 days 65-70 Light
Hibiscus 10-12 14-21 75-80 Dark or Light
Hollyhock 6-8 14-21 60 Dark or Light
Hypoestes 6-8 7 days 60 Light
Impatiens 10 7-14 70 Light
Isolepis 8-10 5-7 65-70 Light
Juncus 8-10 4-6 65-75 Light
Larkspur 6-8 5 to 10 55 Dark
Lavatera 6-8 7-14 70-75 Dark
Linaria 4-6 7-14 65 Dark
Lisianthus 12+ 10 days 70 Light
Lobelia 10-12 14-21 70 Light
Lupine 6-10 14-28 70 Dark or Light
Malva 6-8 14-21 60 Dark
Marigold 6 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Melampodium 8 10-14 65-70 Dark
Millet 6-8 3-7 70-75 Light
Mina Firecracker Vine 4-6 15-20 70-75 Dark-Soak
Monarda 6-8 21-28 65 Light
Lunaria-Money Plant 6-8 10-14 70 Dark
Morning Glory 4-6 1-14 70 Dark or Light
Nasturtium 4-6 10-14 70 Dark or Light
Nicotiana 6-8 10 to 15 70 Light
Nierembergia 8-10 15 days 70-75 Light
Osteospermum 6-8 10-14 70-75 Light
Pansy (Viola) 8-10 5 to 10 65 Dark
Passiflora 10-15 30-90(?) 70-85 Light-Soak
Pennisetum 8-10 14-21 70 Light
Pentas 8-10 14-21 65-70 Light
Petunia 10 5 to 10 70 Light
Phlox 8 5 to 10 65 Dark
Platycodon 8 6 to 10 70 Light
Plectranthus 4-6 5-7 70-75 Light
Poppy 6-8 14 days 60-70 Dark
Portulaca 10 7-10 70 Light
Potentilla 8 21-28 65 Light
Pyrethrum 8-10 14-21 70 Dark or Light
Rhodochiton 8-10 14-45 70 Light
Rudbeckia 6-8 14 days 70 Dark or Light
Ruellia 10-12 5 to 7 70-75 Dark or Light
Salpiglossis 8-10 20-30 60-70 Dark
Salvia 8-10 10-15 70-75 Light
Sanvitalia 6-8 7-14 70 Dark
Sedum 8-10 10-14 65-70 Light
Shasta Daisy 8-10 10-12 60-65 Light
Silene 8-10 7-14 65-70 Light
Snapdragon 10 5 to 10 65 Light
Stipa 8-10 4-6 65-75 Light
Stock 10 10 to 15 70 Dark or Light
Statice 6-8 14-21 70 Dark or Light
Strawberry 8-10 10-15 days 70 Dark
Sweet Pea 6-8 14 days 55 Dark
Sunflowers 4-6 7-14 70 Dark or Light
Tecoma 8 3-5 days 70-75 Light
Thunbergia 6-8 7-12 70-80 Dark
Tithonia 6 7-14 70 Dark or Light
Torenia 10-12 7-10 70-75 Light
Tritoma 6-8 14-28 70 Light
Verbena 10 15 to 20 65 Dark
Vinca 12 10 to 15 70 Dark
Viola 6-8 12 days 70 Dark
Zinnia 6 5 to 10 70-80 Dark

HERB CHART

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Plant Approximate Number of Weeks Before Last Frost Date to Start Seeds Indoors
Time Seeds Take
to Germinate (Days)
This Can Really Fluctuate
Temp.
(oF)
Light/Dark
Requirement For Germination
Basil 6-8 5-10 70 Dark
Catnip 6-8 7 to 10 70 Dark
Chamomile 6-8 10-15 70 Dark
Chives 6-8 8-14 70 Dark
Chevil 6-8 10-14 60-70 Dark
Coriander 6-8 10-14 70 Dark
Dill 6 7 to 10 70 Dark
Eucalyptus 6-8 15-20 70 Light
Feverfew 6-8 7-14 70 Dark
Fennel 6-8 7-14 70 Dark
Lavender 6-8 10-20 70 Dark
Lemon Balm 6-8 14-21 70 Dark
Mint 6-8 10-15 70 Dark
Oregano 6-8 7-14 70 Dark
Parsley 6-8 14-21(Soak) 70 Dark
Sage 8 6 to 10 70 Dark
Thyme 8-10 8-20 70 Dark

VEGETABLE CHART

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Plant Approximate Number of Weeks Before Last Frost Date to Start Seeds Indoors
Time Seeds Take
to Germinate (Days)
This Can Really Fluctuate
Temp.
(oF)
Light/Dark
Requirement For Germination
Broccoli 8 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Brussel Sprouts 8 10 days 70 Dark
Cabbage 8 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Cantelope-Melons 3-4 10 days 70-75 Dark
Cauliflower 8 5 to 10 70 Dark or Light
Celery 8-10 21 days 70 Light
Cucumber 4-5 5 to 10 85 Dark
Eggplant 8 5 to 10 70 Dark
Kohlrabi 8 10 days 70 Dark
Leeks 10-12 14-21 70 Dark or Light
Lettuce 8 5 to 10 70 Light
Muskmelon 3-4 5 to 10 85 Dark
Okra 2-4 7 days 70-75 Dark
Onions 10-12 10 days 70 Dark
Pepper 8 5 to 10 80 Dark or Light
Pumpkins 3-4 5 to 10 70 Light
Squash 3-4 5 to 10 85 Dark
Tomato 6 5 to 10 80 Dark or Light
Watermelon 3-4 5 to 10 85 Dark

Thank you for coming by, I hope our planting guide charts helped you in your growing needs..

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