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The 2020 Victory Garden reading a seed packet

The back of a vegetable seed packet will have information to help you know days for germination and days to harvest fruit from that plant. Here are what all the numbers mean.

Days to Germination; under the proper growing conditions (warm soil and proper moisture) the seed will germinate in a given time. Some seeds can take a couple days others a couple weeks. Days to Maturity or Harvest is, once planted and allowing for transplant shock, then under proper growing conditions when you get to harvest that first fruit or vegetable.

For example: Amana Orange Tomato seed packet; 7 to 15 days...


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