Seedbed preparation seed
Pea seeds need to prepare before planting. First, loop through them: separate healthy seeds from damaged by weevil. In a separate pile highlight non-standard seeds. Soaking the peas is traditionally performed in two ways. First: put the seeds that you soon plan to plant on a saucer. Now pour in water at room temperature so that seeds are completely disappeared. Perform soaking for 12 hours. And the water in the saucer change for fresh every 2 hours, so seeds will not rot and is not covered with mold.
Second: the warming of the seed peas at a temperature of 45℃. To do this, place the seeds in a thermos with hot water for 3 hours. And after dry. While soaking pea seeds soaked in water, swell and increase in size. Such seeds germinate in 2-3 days before. Despite the fact that the total period of germination of peas: 7-10 days.
The average time for soaking the peas: from 6 to 10 hours. If you overdo the seeds in water until the moment when it will be bubbles - it means that some of the seeds were killed. It is therefore important to strike a balance. Very popular, soak the seeds overnight. Then the next morning you schedule the planting.
Special preparations for soaking the seeds
Many growers prefer to soak the peas and other seeds in special preparations containing biologically active substances. For example, the EPIN is a substance of plant origin, which is an adaptogen and a stimulant. The drug helps to adapt to various changes of temperature, humidity, illumination. It also improves resistance to negative influences. Soak pea seeds in Epinay from 5 to 7 hours.
HUMATE is the potassium salt of humic acid. The drug also has a stimulating and anti-stress action. It is believed that humates produced from peat, have greater activity. Soak pea seeds in the HUMATE solution: this will speed up their germination.
Useful to treat pea seeds with the bacterial fertilizer nitragin, rizotorfina (0.5 to 1.6 g/kg of seeds). Also when soaking, use the trace elements (zinc, cobalt, molybdenum). For example, put pea seeds in a hot solution with micronutrients (boric acid, ammonium molybdate). Ratio: 2 grams in 10 ml of water. Keep the peas in this mixture should not exceed 5 minutes.