Seed Germination Times
I am taking much more of a scientific approach to my seed starting this year. I am trying to keep track of dates and temperatures and so on and so forth.
For example my soil temp in my cups has been at a low of 69 degrees and averages about 72 to 73 degrees. I know because I measured with an electronic probe oven thermometer :o)
I planted my seeds on the night of Feb 6 and on the morning of Feb 14 I had sprouts. It was roughly a 7 day week plus/minus (more like minus) a day.
Some of my seeds have not germinated (yet) or are taking a little longer to germinate. For example of my various cherry tomatoes many of them are up, however only a couple of brandywine suddith are barely breaking the soil now.
Early Girl and others like that are mostly up already...
I did notice some different germination times for some different tomatoes varieties... however has anyone ever done a full study of this?
Last year my brandywine suddith for example were very slow starters as related to growing once I set them in the ground. Once they took off though they really went to town but it just took longer to get to that stage. For example I was already eating cherries when my Brandywine Suddiths were just starting to take off.
Again, has anyone ever done studies of the various tomatoes in both germination and growth times?