Seeds are a favorite of children as they germinate. This is true especially when seeds sprout quickly. Alfalfa ( Medicago indica) is a simple to grow seed that should grow in about a week. Sprinkle a little amount of alfalfa seeds on some wet paper towel to watch it grow and germinate.
You Will Need:
A packet of seeds from alfalfa (about 1.5g)
A small dish or saucer
Three pieces of paper towels
A spray mister or إنتاج تقاوى البرسيم الحجازي small water container
How to Grow:
Take 3 pieces of paper towels and place them on top of the other on a plate.
After that, you should drain the water off the plate. The paper towel needs to be damp, but the seeds shouldn’t be floating in water.
Sprinkle the seeds in a thick layer on the towel.
To prevent the paper towel drying out, put it on a window and fill it with water. Use spray bottles or misters to wet the seeds, or simply add a small amount of water to the saucer using a small jug or cup.
Everyday, look over your seeds to determine how they are growing.
Alfalfa seeds are easy to plant and should be able to germinate in just 2-6 days. Here are some signs to watch out for when your seeds fail to germinate within this time.
Too dry Seeds need water to develop. Alfalfa seeds absorb about their weight in water prior to getting germinated, making them appear swollen. Seeds that are dry do not germinate. You can add more water to the plate to make sure that the seeds are moist but not floating. It is also possible to soak your seeds overnight; just ensure that you drain and rinse them with clean water prior to spreading them on the paper towel.
Too wet: Seeds that are too wet may cause their roots and sprouts to become rotten before they grow. There is also a chance that mould could begin to grow around the seeds. It’s fine for the paper towel to be wet, but the seeds shouldn’t be floating in water. The excess water should be removed from the plate each when you water or mist the seeds.
Too cold or too hot: Alfalfa thrives when temperatures are between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. If you’re cultivating your seeds during winter, keep them in a warm area inside. You may need to keep your seeds hydrated more often if you grow them in very hot temperatures. They’ll dry quicker.