video demonstrating seed scarification for tiny seeds

wetdogfarm (z3b,MN)(MN 3b)February 4, 2013

Hey folks, I have been working on my indoor sowing and ran across an issue trying to scarify (nick) some tiny Astragalus seeds. I figured out a way to do it with one of my favorite tools, a Dremel. You may not have one handy, but if you do, I posted a video on youtube to give you the idea of the technique.

http://youtu.be/su6VnCC5tkw

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art33(6)

Wow, what a clever idea! I might have (someday) thought of using the Dremel tool, but holding the seeds in place with duct tape would never have entered my mind :-) Fortunately, I do have a Dremel tool (and the cut-off disks) but for folks that do not, I think the duct tape idea would still be very helpful. Regardless of what tool is used, the tape would sure save a lot of fingers!

Thanks very much for sharing that idea!

Art

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 10:50PM
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wetdogfarm (z3b,MN)(MN 3b)

Glad you might be able to use the idea. I have been using the dremel to nick larger seeds for years, but there was no way to hold the tiny seeds without losing some skin, so.....

Cathy

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:09PM
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