How long willl it take my corn and pumpkins to germinate?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Blackberry18, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Songster

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    So, I have two gardens. In one I have tomatoes, peppers, beans, and carrots, all of which are coming up. In my other garden, I have peas, corn, cucumbers, and pumpkins. The cucumbers have started to show, and a little patch of the peas (no other places yet, I'm not too worried). The pumpkins and corn haven't come up yet. Do you know how long it will take for them to germinate? I planted everything about a week ago. I've planted pumpkins before but don't remember how long it takes them to come up. However, I've never before done corn before and therefore have no idea what to look for when they first come up. I've tried looking it up, but all the pictures that come up don't look like they are seedlings. Anyone have pictures? How long, on average, will it take for them to come up?
     

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    About 2 weeks.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    The length of time to sprout depends a lot on the temp. If the soil is warm they will sprout faster. I like to soak, and pre-sprout my large seeds and then plant them. That gets the seedlings up out of the ground before insects can munch on them. One trick to get them sprouted early is to lay a sheet of clear plastic over the rows after you plant the seeds.
     

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