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Name: Bill S.
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Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:31:44 PM


Question:
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?


Replies:
No, I do not think light is necessary or detrimental for germination.

http://www.grassing.com/methods/index.html

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.

J. Elliott



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