New to the world of seeds – I planted basil, pumpkin and squash in a seed tray and left in my glass house. The basil started to sprout within 7 days but now (day 10) there’s no sign of it! The pumpkin & squash have not come up even though packet says they should within 5- 8 days. This morning, the temp. in the glass house was 37 degrees C and the seeds have been under cover. So is it possible that I’ve “cooked” the seeds and they’re ruined?? Or am I just being impatient?
If temperatures are too high, it can cause dormancy in seeds. Reduce the temperature by ventilating.
When sowing seeds, follow the packet instructions to the letter, cover with a sheet of glass or cling film to keep moist and a couple of layers of newspaper.