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Should I soak the seeds overnight, before sowing them in open ground?

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  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 905
    Never seen the need they generally germinate pretty easily.
  • PommesPommes Posts: 6
    Thank you. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,555
    If you're sowing them outside, they'll need protection from frosts and cool temperatures until mid to late May depending on where you are.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,174
    I soak overnight before sowing in modules before sowing indoors.  I don't plant them out until early June ... the leaves will turn white and they will stop growing if exposed to temps less than the low teens.  
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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    I too soak overnight and wouldn’t risk planting out until any chance of frost is over! Been caught out before that way but I do find they germinate well and grow quickly. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,174
    I sow mine when I sow my runner beans ... in about a week's time.  
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,025
    I don't sow mine until May, to go outside in mid June. Of all the tender seeds / tubers I grow, I find them to be the most temperature dependant. 
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  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 905
    Perhaps then I’m just lucky they seem to love. Life in a Parisian suburb and certainly don’t need pampering here.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,555
    I suspect a sheltered Parisian suburb is generally a lot warmer than most of the UK in April and May.   Certainly never put mine outside in the Belgian garden before mid May and then in a sunny, sheltered spot.
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