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Should you soak pepper seeds before planting?

Should you soak pepper seeds before planting?

It is not necessary to soak pepper seeds prior to planting them, but you certainly can to help encourage faster germination. Simply place pepper seeds in room-temperature water for up to 24 hours to soften the seed coat and break dormancy. However, it is most important to keep them moist and warm – pepper seeds like warm soil for best germination, so we advise you to keep them moist at 80-90˚ F for the best results. We usually start pepper seeds indoors on a seedling heat mat to ensure fastest and most successful germination. And, be patient! Pepper seeds can take anywhere from 7-21+ days to germinate, so don't give up on them and keep them warm.


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