Name: Bill S.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:31:44 PM
I am trying to germinate grass seed indoors in a
shallow medium. Is artificial light necessary for germination? Is light
a detriment to germination? What is a good temperature to germinate
this type of seed?
No, I do not think light is necessary or detrimental for germination.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
Light is not necessary for seed germination, but is required soon after for
young plants to grow. Soil temperatures in the 50's or 60's F are suggested
for best grass germination outdoors.
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