Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The World's Most Famous Seed Starting Chart for Vegetables in Soil Blocks, Chinampas Amigos!

Soil Block, Pin Size and Soil Temperature Germination Conditions for Vegetable Seeds.

Notes Key:
* Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Parsnips, Turnips, Radishes, Kale
** Lower to 60°F at night is critical.
# Pot On to Maxi 1 Soil Blocker is critical.
## Choice of block size: Larger block for larger seeds, smaller block for smaller seeds

Crop Soil Block ## Pin/ Pot onto Min. TempRange Optimum TempMax. Temp

Asparagus

1½”

seed

50°F

60°-85°F

75°F

95°F

Bean

2”

dowel

60°F

60°-85°F

80°F

95°F

Beet/Chard

1½”, 2”

seed

40°F

50°-85°F

85°F

95°F

Brassicas*

1½”, 2”

seed

40°F

45°-85°F

85°F

100°F

Celery

¾”

cubic/2”

40°F

60°-70°F

70°F**

85°F

Corn

2”, 3”

dowel

50°F

60°-95°F

95°F

105°F

Cucumber

1½”, 2”

seed/

4” Maxi

60°F

60°-95°F

95°F

105°F

Eggplant

¾”

cubic/2”#

4” Maxi

60°F

75°-90°F

85°F

95°F

Lettuce

¾”, 1½”, 2”

cubic/2”

seed

35°F

40°-80°F

70°F

85°F

Melon

2”, 3”

dowel/

4” Maxi

60°F

75°-95°F

90°F

100°F

Okra

2”

dowel

60°F

70°-95°F

95°F

105°F

Onion/Leek

1½”, 2”

seed

35°F

50°-95°F

75°F

95°F

Parsley

¾”

cubic/2”

40°F

50°-85°F

75°F

90°F

Peas

2”

dowel

40°F

40°-75°F

75°F

85°F

Pepper

¾”

cubic/2”#

4” Maxi

60°F

65°-95°F

85°F

95°F

Pumpkin

2”, 3”

dowel/cubic

60°F

70°-90°F

95°F

100°F

Spinach

1½”, 2”

seed

35°

45°-75°F

70°F

85°F

Squash

2”, 3”

dowel

60°F

70°-95°F

95°F

100°F

Tomato

¾”

cubic/2” ®

4” Maxi

50°F

60°-85°F

85°F

95°F

Watermelon

2”, 3”

dowel

60°F

70°-95°F

95°F

105°F

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