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.
Like what you see?
Once a week we introduce you to one of our members, curate the very best of the week's content and alert our readers to giveaways and special promotions!
Sign up here for the weekly awesome!