Seed Starting - Knowledgebase Question

Agua Dulce, CA
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Question by betty92
June 26, 1999
Should I soak seeds in water before planting?

Answer from NGA
June 26, 1999
Soaking helps soften very hard seedcoats, but not all seeds should be soaked before planting. Unless the seed package specifically says the seeds need to be soaked, simply plant the seeds in prepared garden soil, and sprinkle a little peatmoss or fine compost over them to help the soil retain moisture. If newly germinating seeds dry out they'll die, so be sure to keep the seedbed moist but not soggy wet until the plants emerge.

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