How Much Should I Water Newly Planted Vegetable Seeds?

Vegetable seeds require moisture so they seed coat can split open and the young plant can absorb nutrients. Water your seeds only enough to keep the soil moist. If the soil gets too wet the seeds may rot. Allowing the soil dry out may prevent the seed from germinating or kill small seedlings.

Keywords: germination, sowing seeds, seed coat

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Brian Albert has been in the publishing industry since 1999. He is an expert in horticulture, with a focus on aquatics and tropical plants like orchids. He has successfully run an aquatic plant business for the last five years. Albert's writing experience includes the Greater Portland Aquarium Society newsletter and politics coverage for a variety of online journals.