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Soil temperatures needed for germination

By Beth Berlin, Extension Educator-Horticulture
University of Minnesota Extension - Stearns & Benton Counties

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Many gardeners were ready to get a jump start on their gardens when it was so warm back in early March. Although the frost is out early this year, soils need to reach a specific temperature in order for seeds to germinate. Click here for a list of common vegetables and the minimum and optimal soil temperatures for seed germination ...


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