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how long do lettuce seeds take to germinate? and is it true they germinate better if given light?




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about 10 days is my memory

12 Jan, 2010

 

They don't like too much warmth either....

12 Jan, 2010

 

I was going to say by 2 weeks if you keep them moist.

12 Jan, 2010

 

thats a pity I was hoping for something quicker? I have been asked by the local primary school for seeds that will germinate and show shoots and roots in about 3-5 days. Tall order !!

12 Jan, 2010

 

Beans, Sbg. We used to give each child a plastic cup and line it with damp kitchen paper - the (runner) bean was placed in between the cup side and the paper - they germinate really fast and show the shoots and roots really well. :-)))

12 Jan, 2010

 

Yup I agree with Barbara - runner beans! I can remember growing them as a child :-)

12 Jan, 2010

 

I had suggested that but they want lots of seeds per kiddy and cheap. I remember doing it with broad beans and mung beans when at uni.

thanls for the help.

12 Jan, 2010

 

At school I remember soaking bean seeds in warm water first to speed up germination.
Mustard and cress on blotting paper? Just had a thought Sunflower seeds 3 days in heat 65-57 F ?

12 Jan, 2010

 

thanks dot they are doing that already. I think they are trying to get the kiddies to think of ways of comparing different plants. thats why i was thinking of lettuce, small cheap and similar in size to cress etc.

12 Jan, 2010

 

How about mustard and cress, with the top of an egg carton and a piece of kitchen towel, damp on top, round the window sill was the way we did it. Eating it within a week. Broad beans in a jam jar sown between blotting paper and the glass, on the inside fill with wet sand, shows the radical and plumal in 5-6 days.

12 Jan, 2010

 

Sorry, seems we are all posting at the same time.

12 Jan, 2010

 

Try grass seed or corn, both stand better and are as cheap as lettuce.

12 Jan, 2010

 

thanks dr bob.

12 Jan, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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