The Q&A Archives: Germinating Torenia Seed

Question: I am starting several varieties of flowers and vegetables from seed that I purchased from Burpee. One of the flowers, Torenia-Suzie Wong, hasn't come up yet. It has been at least 3-4 weeks. Everthing else has come up and is growing stong. Other flowers I am growing this year are impatiens, coleus, cobaea, nasturtium

Answer: Torenia seeds need light to germinate. They should be sown on the surface of the soil and pressed down to insure good contact with the soil surface. Wait a while longer. If you sowed them on the soil surface and they are now under lights, they will probably germinate. Cover with clear plastic wrap to keep moist until they germinate.

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