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To soak or not to soak?

Posted by forensicmom 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 14:14

I've started marigolds and a few other things from seed before and I never did anything special to them. I know some seeds have special needs, like scratching.

Can anyone tell me if marigolds and zinnias benefit from soaking before planting?

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RE: To soak or not to soak?

No-- marigolds and zinnias don't need soaking, bothe are easily sprouted.

Personally I only soak those seeds with a hard outer crust. Things like Nasturtiums and Sweet Peas. Some people soak them some knick them. Some people soak some garden veggies too--again those with hard outer coatings on the seed.

RE: To soak or not to soak?

Like oilpainter I only pre-soak the larger, hard shell seeds or some smaller ones if they are very old. Most things don't need it.


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