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A Quick Tip for Seed Sowing

By plantladylin
July 29, 2012

When sowing tiny seeds, dip a pencil eraser in water, then into the seeds and place them on top of the soil.

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vic
Jul 29, 2012 8:48 AM CST
I sow many tiny seeds and I will remember this.

I got one of those baster type thingys for small seeds - didn't work at all.

I love this idea!

Thank you!
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CarolineScott
Jul 29, 2012 9:06 AM CST
A good idea---I will keep it in mind for when I sow those tiny ones.
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Jul 29, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Thank you for this idea, tiny seeds are so difficult to handle. Smiling
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canadanna
Jul 29, 2012 12:32 PM CST
Love it!
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RobertB
Jul 29, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Great Tip!!!! I tip my hat to you.

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KyWoods
Jul 29, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Thank you so much for this idea! I just bought some cardinal flower seeds to sow indoors this winter, and I had no idea they were so tiny--like dust! I didn't know how I was going to handle them. Now I do! Hurray!

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sewNsow
Jul 30, 2012 7:01 AM CST
I will have to try this. I have always used a dampened toothpick.

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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2012 7:14 AM CST
I don't remember who told me about this method of sowing tiny, lightweight seeds but it does work well.
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