How to Nick Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Richardson, TX
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Question by sydanc
March 28, 1998
Every year I start new Morning Glories,Moon Flowers. 4 O'Clocks and Hyacinth Beans. They are impossible to nick! Do you know an easier way,do you have to nick them? Try as I may, they don't nick well and my hands hurt so badly from tryng to hold them to nick them.

Thank You, Syd Christen

Answer from NGA
March 28, 1998
One way is to use a small file--and file the surface a little. (I've used one of those small woodworkers' files that are triangular in cross section.) You're right--it's a quite literally a pain.

But I've also had just as goodluck simply soaking the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before planting. I'm going to stick with the soaking!

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