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    Hi all just found this table which gives the minimum germination temperatures for different veg. Thought it might be useful

    Vegetable Seed Germinating Temperatures

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    Thanks Selfraising
    I was looking to find details for squashes as mine seem to be taking awhile, it says 18c, just need to look up if there is a technique, if they need soaking and time til germination.

    It is the colourfull mixed and stripy squashes that i am most looking forward to growing, so its frustrating that mine have not got going yet!

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    If I click on that link I get popups over the interesting bits. The page is part of the Recipes4us site, so I think this link works better (for me at least).

    Vegetable Seed Germinating Temperatures

    Oops! Just tried it again and still get the annoying popups Oh well!
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    Oh sorry about the pop ups, don't seem to get it when I go in but I think I must have them blocked on my browser.

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    Here's a question - all these germination temperatures.... do one assume that earth/compost temperature matches that of air temperature - I imagine its quite a bit lower, especially outside.

    So if a seed needs 18deg to germinate - would it work in 18deg air temp, or would the compost/soil still need a bit more heating to get it to 18?

    Anyone used a soil thermometer?

    I know this is all rather over technical and arbitrary - but its worth finding out.

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