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Now that you understand a bit about seeds and the germination processes, think about some of the seed failures that you may have had in the past and that you put down to " bad seed."
The more likely reason is that , one or more of the basic conditions for germination was not met. E.G. The compost could have been too wet, too dry or compacted,the temperature may have been too high or too low for the type of seed you were sowing.