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video demonstrating seed scarification for tiny seeds

Posted by wetdogfarm MN 3a (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 15:17

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.

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RE: video demonstrating seed scarification for tiny seeds

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!


RE: video demonstrating seed scarification for tiny seeds

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.....


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