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Sean holding a seed tray with plastic wrapping over it and seeds in a container of water to help improve seed germination in a small greenhouse.

Sean holding two examples garden hacks to improve seed germination.

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5 Garden Hacks to Improve Your Seed Germination

Winter seed sowing is happening right now and you want to more guaranteed seed germination, but how?

We have 5 garden hacks to help you improve your seed germination this late winter and early spring that you can do right now!

  1. Wrap your seed trays in clear plastic-wrap – this creates a mini greenhouse to regulate warmer temperatures and keep moisture close to each seed to help them germinate faster.

  2. Soak Your Seeds – Any seeds that have hard or thick seed coats can be soaked for up to 24 hours to soften their coats and to help the seed break out of dormancy to germinate faster.

  3. Scratch or Scarify Seeds – Using sand paper, a nail file, or even a small knife to remove and penetrate into a seeds coat to help hasten germination.

  4. Wet Paper Towels – Place seeds hard to germinate or that take a while to germinate between two wet paper towels to help water soften and penetrate seed coats to germiante faster, like peas, beans, squash, sunflower, lupine, and many other seeds.

  5. Epson Salts – mix 1 tbsp of Epson Salt with 1 qt of water to then water seedlings on regular basis.   

Try these and see how they improve your seed germination this year!

 

 Examples of These Seed Germination Hacks

 

 

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Learn 5 Garden Hacks to Improve Your Seed Germination on this quick DIY Garden Minute podcast.