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Saint Marys, PA

Can anyone help me out with this one? What should I soak seeds in before planting? And how long do you usually soak for? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

4/19/2014 12:57:14 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

water is fine add a little hydrogen peroxide if you like 1 hr is all I do

4/19/2014 1:24:35 PM


Saint Marys, PA

Thank You!

4/19/2014 1:35:11 PM



I just use not hot not cold water, for a hour.

4/20/2014 12:44:54 AM



I also file the edges lightly before putting them in water.

4/20/2014 12:45:24 AM


Farming- a bunch of catastrophies that result in a lifestyle

Neem/daconil warm water mix for 30 minutes.

4/20/2014 6:25:02 AM

Captain 97

Camano Island, Washington

I just use plain water. I soak for 4 hours I put the bowl in my germ chamber while the seeds are soaking so the water stays warm.

4/21/2014 12:51:55 PM


President - GPC

I like to use a paper towel soaked in Essentials and seaweed.... squeeZe all the water out of it .... then place the seed in the towel and into a baggie... Stays there for 12 hours... then into my heated already soaked peat pot and into the germ chamber... My split 1985 germed in 2 days this way.... Good Luck...

4/21/2014 1:47:12 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Nice Wizzy Soaked peat pot

4/27/2014 9:13:55 PM

Pumpkin miner


I lightly file the edges.. mix a pintch of soluble. 0-0-50 with 1 drop of azoxystar fungicide. Wrap the seed in non bleached paper towel. And soak it in this solution(Luke warm) and set it next to the steam radiator for warmth. Usually 12-24 hour's dependant on seed casing thickness. I've had a tap root occasionally before putting them in starter mix. But generally sprout out of the soil in 2-4 days.

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