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help need growig bell peppers

Posted by vegfingers none (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 7, 14 at 16:05

Hi everyone,
I am new to the gardening scene. But I could do with some help. I have got some bell pepper seeds in a plastic tub with some wet paper towel but they don't seem to be doing anything. I have got the on my dinning table what is but a heater. They have been there for about week but I don't no if I should keep going with them or if I should throw them away ad start again. If anyone can help me I would be very grateful thanks

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RE: help need growig bell peppers

Hi vegfingers and welcome to GardenWeb!

Well, I don’t grow vegetables, just flowers. However, I do know that bell peppers have a really hard seed that can take awhile to germinate. So don’t give up on them already!

I’ve read that it can take as little as 8 or 10 days or as long as 3 weeks to germinate the seeds, depending on the temperature. Don’t know how warm your seeds are by that heater but you might want to try for about 80 degrees F. (27 deg C).

Hope this is helpful,


RE: help need growig bell peppers

Keep trying with them.

My tomatos germinated in like 2-3 days, many of my peppers took closer to 15-20 days. None of mine had germinated in 7 days.

RE: help need growig bell peppers

Pepper and eggplant seeds take longer time to germinate at low temperature. The optimum is 85F (+/- 5F). At 85F i have germinated hot pepper seeds in about 6 days. Minimum is about 65F, at which temperature might take 3 weeks to germinate. Tomatoes require less heat and the cool crop seeds are even less demanding.

So the general rule is that the colder the germinating medium is, the longer it will take.

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