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There are many reasons for the failures of seed sowing, quite apart from any faults of the seeds themselves.
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Reasons for failed seeds germination :

Size matters. The smaller the seed, the more shallow it should be sown.

Seed life is adversely affected by excessive humidity and temperature.

Always treat and handle seed with care to prolong its life.

Once the foil sachet has been opened, the seeds should be used within 2 months.

Water well. Do it gently or you will dislodge the seeds.

Sow seeds in the absence of diseased soil. Always sow seeds in sterilised seed & potting mix and ensure that the containers are clean.

Do not over-watering, give the seeds poor drainage and lack of ventilation.


Seeds in direct contact with fertilizers, can be burnt.

Do not sow the seeds too deep. Always refer to the back of the seed packet for the correct depth and distance.

Keep out of birds, cats, dogs and insects. These are often responsible for destroying seeds and seedlings.

Even after young seedlings have germinated, they are often destroyed by slugs and snails.
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