For good germination,
lay a few layers of paper towels in a dish. Place seeds in the centre of
the dish. Lay 2 or 3 layers of paper towels on top of the seeds.
Moisten with just
a little bit of sterilized room temperature water. Always keep it moist.
Don’t let it dry out, add water as needed. A small amount of Powerthrive
is also recommended but not essential.
NEVER LET THE SEEDS DRY OUT!!
Do not use bleach
or mix bleach with the water. Who started this rumour?
USING BLEACH WILL
KILL YOUR SEEDS!!
When the seeds sprout,
and the white shoot emerges, transplant into your soil or rockwool or whatever
medium you are working with. Treat very gently, don’t break the root tip.
Some seeds take up
to 12 days to start germination, but most will germinate within
24 to 72 hours. Be patient, give your valuable seeds a chance
to sprout before tossing them out.
Be patient and do
not let seeds dry out – place Saran Wrap over the dish and store in
a dark place. Add small quantities of water when needed to keep moist.