Pre-germinating seeds is a good idea especially if you’re using older seeds. As seeds age they lose their viability. Many gardeners compensate for this by sowing extra seeds which then requires thinning. Thinning often causes seedling loss. Many gardeners just snip off the extra seedling for this reason, instead of trying to save it. This break my little garden loving heart! I prefer to only plant what I can actually grow, and by pre-sprouting seeds I know within a few days how many seedlings I have of each variety and can then pre-germinate more seeds if needed.
- Lisa Murano
Raising chickens, teenagers, pets, flowers, herbs and growing our own food on 25 acres in the hills of western Pennsylvania....and doing it all as cheaply as possible!
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