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Seed Sowing Tips

Seed Sowing Tips

David Flint says:

“If you want to sow very small seeds individually, pick each one up up with a damp toothpick.  Just touch the toothpick to a seed, it will stick to the toothpick and you can then place it in your soil block, cell or pot by pushing it off  with a second toothpick. 

Less wasteful than sprinkling the seeds by hand when you’ll have to thin them out later and there is more danger of damping off.  Also cheaper than buying those special fine-seed sowing devices.”

Jennifer says:

Pelleted seeds have a coating of organic clay.  This makes small seed much easier to handle.  They are more expensive but worth every penny because there is no thinning required, and there is no wasted seed. 

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