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Pepper seed germination

Almost two weeks and none of my pepper seeds have germinated - tomato seeds have.  Is this normal?

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PaigeJ

Re: Pepper seed germination

Peppers need heat to germinate. My bell peppers sprouted in 8 days and my Jalapenos sprouted in 6 days with a soil temp of 75-85. It varied because I was only placing the seeds by a heater instead of using a heating mat. I made sure to keep the jalapenos at a warmer temp and as a result they sprouted quicker. Also the hotter the pepper, the longer it typically takes to germinate.

2012-03-22T09:38:15.000Z

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  BurpeeGuestAcco

BurpeeGuestAcco

Re: Pepper seed germination

So glad to have found this site! I am a follew Canadian living in CT, USA! I would def call myself a new gardener. Loved this post, so much great info! Thanks!

2012-02-27T14:49:00.000Z

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  BurpeeGuestAcco

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Re: Pepper seed germination

Pepper seeds often take longer to germinate.  This year, I used starter seed trays and peat pots instead of my mini greenhouse dome. I started my seeds on 14 Feb and several seeds had germinated by 20 Feb.  To date, 17 have germinated including three tomato.  Also, I placed my covered seed tray on top of my freezer to provide some constant bottom heat.  Good luck with your pepper growing season.

2012-02-21T22:05:55.000Z

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VeggieFields

Re: Pepper seed germination

Tomatoes generally germinate in 7 to 14 days; Pepper and eggplant will take 10 to 21 days. - Chelsey Fields, Vegetable Horticulturist

2012-02-16T09:13:24.000Z

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