Seed germinates in 2 to 10 days at or near 70?F (21?C)?but sometimes seed can take up to 2 weeks to germinate if the soil is cold. Keep the soil evenly moist until seeds germinate then keep the soil moist until seedlings are well established. Sow seed ? to ? inch (6-13mm) deep. Seeds that require light to germinate are lettuce and savory. These seeds should not be covered with soil or just barely.