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Does Freezing Affect Planting Seeds?

By Susan Steele ; Updated September 21, 2017
Temperatures for sowing seeds vary.
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Freezing's effects on planted seeds depends upon the type of seed. Every seed has an ideal planting temperature. However, for most vegetable and flower seeds, the colder the temperature of the soil, the less germination will occur. It will also take longer for those seeds to germinate at lower temperatures.


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Susan Steele has been an avid writer for more than 25 years. Steele's articles covering gardening and other topics have been published on a variety of well-known websites, such as eHow, Garden Guides and Answerbag. She graduated from Ashland Community and Technical College with a degree in data-entry operation.