The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - the Vegetable Kingdom
Chapter: Chapter 6: Plant Physiology

Moisture and warmth for seed germination

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1049. Moisture, warmth, and air are essential to the germination of a seed; and no seeds will grow if any one of these three conditions be wanting. Moisture and warmth without air will rot the seeds ; and warmth and air without water will parch them; but they will not in either case produce plants.