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For seeds to germinate its water content must be brought up to about 70% from as little as the 15% it had during storage. The soil or compost must, therefore, be suffuciently damp to give a constant supply of moisture. However, too much water will reduce temperature, encourage fungal disease and reduce air spaces.
The temperatures shown below are the minimum ideal. Seeds will often germinate at low temperature, but will take longer and be more liable to rot.
|Vegetable|| Days to germinate|| Minimum|
| Vegetable|| Days to germinate|| Minimum|
| Beetroot|| 7 - 14|| 7°C/45°F|| Onion|| 5 - 10|| 10°C/50°F|
| Brassica|| 7 - 12|| 5°C/40°F|| Parsnip|| 14 - 21|| 12°C/55°F|
| Broad Bean|| 5 - 10|| 5°C/40°F|| Pea|| 7 - 14|| 10°C/50°F|
| Carrot|| 12 - 15|| 7°C/45°F|| Radish|| 5 - 7|| 5°C/40°F|
| Cucumber|| 7 - 10|| 18°C/65°F|| Runner Bean|| 5 - 10|| 12°C/55°F|
| French Bean|| 5 - 10|| 12°C/55°F|| Squash|| 7 - 10|| 21°C/70°F|
| Lettuce || 7 10|| 15°C/60°F|| Tomato|| 7 - 14|| 21°C/70°F|