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Seeds retain their viability when stored at cool temperatures with lower humidity and reduced light exposure
It totally depends upon the type of seed and how the seeds were stored. Seeds stored in a cool, dry, dark location will remain fresher for a longer period of time. In every seed packet, the valid upto date is mentioned from date of test, but some of the seed items still grow after that date.
Basic tips are Keep the soil moist. Do not sow the seed very deep
For big seeds, general thumb rules apply. For fine dust/small seeds, sow the seed thinly as crowded thick sowing is wasteful, it later requires extra effort in removing unwanted seedlings and it may also encourage the ‘damping off’ disease.
Watering should be just enough to keep the soil moist up to the seed level.
Some seeds are sown directly, known as direct sowing, while others, such as flower seeds, herb seeds, tomatoes, capsicum, and other fine vegetable seeds, must be transplanted later.
Soaking seeds is a gardening trick to speed up germination rates. Larger seeds, those with a tough seed coat or ones that are traditionally slow to germinate, will benefit the most from soaking. Soaking seed is also useful whenever faster germination is desirable. To soak seeds, place them in a bowl of normal water. Large seeds, such as peas, pumpkins, gourds, and beans, require a minimum soak of 4-5 hours. Smaller or thin-walled seeds can benefit from soaking for as little as 1 to 2 hours
Covering seedlings is not necessary but it helps retain moisture levels, which is essential for the completion of the germination process. If seeds dry out at critical times, they may fail to sprout. If a cover is not used, it’s advisable to regularly check the seeds and mist them with water to maintain a moist medium. Some seeds also require light to germinate, so any cover should be 100% transparent. Many seed starting trays come with clear covers, but these often get lost or damaged over the years. Plastic wrap can be used as a substitute to cover seed cells. To prevent fungal disease and rotting, be sure to remove any covering once the seeds have sprouted.
It takes about two weeks for most seeds to germinate, while other seeds can take much longer. Seeds should sprout and grow within a month of planting when sown in the right conditions. If you don’t see sprouts, then you need to determine the cause.