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Tips for Soaking Seeds before Planting

You can place the seeds directly into the soil and let them sprout, but before germination many of the seeds will perish, because of the fluctuating environmental factors. The seeds need to be pre-sprouted by soaking them before planting, so the best success rate when planting the seeds can be ensured.

If you have a plan to soak the seeds before planting, here you can find the steps you can do to complete and finish your job. So, let’s check this out!

    1. The most difficult seeds to pre soak are the small ones, why? Yes, because of their size. For these seeds, a coffee filter or handy paper towel can be useful to use. The paper towel or coffee filter should be moistened thoroughly and laid flat on a non-porous surface.
    2. The seeds need to be¬†sprinkled out gently onto¬†the wet paper and they¬†can be¬†spread out to about ¬Ĺ inch apart. It is done this way it¬†easier to cut them apart later.
Special Seed Germination Tips

Special Seed Germination Tips

    1. And the next imperative step is that other coffee filter or paper towel needs to be wetted thoroughly and they should be placed on top of these seeds.
    2. And then, you have to remember that any excess air should be gently be pressed out and the towel should be flattened on the top of the seeds.
    3. And fifth, the sheets should be folded in half ,and then in half again, so a small and compact piece can be formed. And then they should be placed in a plastic tray and the water should be sprinkled over the top to really soak the paper.
Pre-Treating Your Seeds before Planting

Pre-Treating Your Seeds before Planting

    1. After that, they should be kept in a warm place, maybe for about a few days, so sprouting will be encouraged. Don’t let the paper become dry.
    2. The paper can then be unfolded and the seeds apart should be cut, and the paper should also be kept with each seed when the seeds. They should then be directly be planted into the soil.
How to Soak Seeds Yourself at Home

How to Soak Seeds Yourself at Home

    1. They should be soaked in a container with a lid if the seeds are too large for the wet paper method.
    2. Enough containers should be placed out for all types of seeds that are to be soaked. The holes in the tops of plastic containers that are large enough should be poked, so the water will be allowed out of it, but the seeds can be kept small enough. You can do this by putting a cheese cloth or screen over the top of the container and it can be attached with rubber bands
How To Soak Seeds before Planting

How To Soak Seeds before Planting

  1. The seeds should be placed in the containers. You have to score the hard shell first with sandpaper, a file or an emery board to scuff up the surface of the shell, so that the seeds can be easily be penetrated by water.
  2. The seeds should be covered by using water and the top/screen should be secured.
  3. It should be stored in a warm place. It should be allowed to sit for about 12 hours.
  4. All the water that remains should be¬†drained off after they have had a chance¬†to become saturated.¬† They should be¬†allowed to sit for about 6 ‚Äď 8 hours without the water, and then the water should gently be poured in the container. This process should be considered to repeat daily.
  5. They are to be planted after the seeds have begun to sprout.

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