In today’s high flying age where everyone is preoccupied with gadgets and gizmos, there are certain people who love spending their time in natural surroundings. These people are passionate about gardening and slog constantly to make their garden an ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
As we all know that gardening is not an easy task. You have to take care of each and every aspect such as selection of right seeds, cultivation of soil, watering, pruning etc.
Many times, much to our dismay, seeds do not germinate. Have you ever wondered why this happens? Well, it might be due to certain reasons such as:
When Seeds Are Planted Deeply
This is one of the major reasons why seeds fail to germinate. According to the thumb rule, you should always plant a seed within 3 times the diameter of the seed. The package instructions must be followed pertaining to depth, planting times, spacing and location recommendations.
Freezing of Seeds
Freezing ultimately kills the seed, leave alone the question of its germination. For example, planting the seeds too early in presence of hard frosts may result in freezing and dying of seeds. It is also caused due to improper seed storage in the off-season.
Overwatering the Soil
It is one of the major reasons for non-germination of seeds. People should understand that water is required but in a limited amount. The soil must be moist not constantly wet. Never water your soil with either too hot or too cold water, always use the normal room temperature water.
Seeds are under constant threat from predators such as birds and squirrels. Other animals can harm the seeds as well. They either dig up or eat the seeds while looking for food. Your pets such as dogs and cats dig up the soil which can harm and destroy the seeds.
Unprepared soil means that the soil is devoid of organic matter, such as, mulch or compost which must be added to the soil weeks before sowing or planting the seeds. The organic matter ensures a fabulous bloom in your garden. It provides microorganisms and ensures the rejuvenation of the soil which increases the possibility of a successful germination.
Avoid these if you want a wonderful and successful bloom in your garden.