How To Plant Tiny Seeds: Very useful tip

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How To Plant Tiny Seeds

By gardengus
January 3, 2012

For dispersing very small seeds, add sand and put into an empty spice shaker. The sand will help you to plant more evenly and see where the seeds have been planted.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 3, 2012 11:17 AM CST
I was just putting some ornamental Kale seeds into an empty spice jar/shaker this morning and thinking that would make a good tip. I hadn't thought about adding sand but that makes it a great idea. Very useful when broadcasting seeds. Thumbs up
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vic
Jan 3, 2012 12:17 PM CST
What a wonderful tip - thank you so much...

vic - who just ordered teeny tiny seeds about as big as a grain of sand so this will come in handy Thumbs up
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KyWoods
Jan 3, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Very creative thinking, good for you, gardengus!
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gardengus
Jan 3, 2012 12:42 PM CST
Thank you
This also works wonders when broadcasting a mix of wildflower seeds .
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2012 1:46 PM CST
I'm going to give that a try for sowing my sempervivum seed. The sand would also be beneficial to the semp seedlings.
Thank you Cinda for such a useful Tip. Thumbs up
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Marilyn
Jan 3, 2012 3:35 PM CST
Can I use all purpose sand be used? I only get that at Lowe's and that's all I use for sand.
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gardengus
Jan 3, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Any sand will do as long as it comes out of the shaker holes easy, that is why I use herb shaker rather than salt too small of holes.
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Marilyn
Jan 3, 2012 11:01 PM CST
Thanks Cinda for the info! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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grizzlyjoe
Mar 10, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Great tip!

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